[vlc-devel] [PATCH] libvlc: rename media slave to associated media

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Sep 11 14:05:09 CEST 2018

Le mardi 11 septembre 2018, 12:49:30 EEST Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> This term is not technically correct. Indeed, it refers to the current
> implementation detail where the associated input is driven by the main input
> thread. We already discussed about using a thread for each associated
> inputs. In that case, it won't be driven by the main input thread anymore.
> Furthermore, with the future vlc_clock, the audio track (that could come
> from an associated media) is very likely to drive the clock and have an
> impact on the video track (that could come from the main input).
> The old slave API is deprecated but still available in VLC 4.0 (but will be
> gone after).

How does that work? You're going to break the API/ABI *again* in LibVLC 5.0???

AFAIK, if you want to remove something, you need to remove it *now*.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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