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

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Tue Sep 11 14:59:42 CEST 2018

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018, at 14:05, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 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???

Good point.

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

OK, then I'll need to fix VLC ports before pushing this commit.

What about the new name ?

Some people proposed Auxiliary or Secondary too.

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> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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