[gst-devel] flac plugin and the new flac 1.0.4beta
Thomas Vander Stichele
thomas at urgent.rug.ac.be
Wed Sep 11 13:10:19 CEST 2002
> > They tend to do a lot of incompatible releases. This is pretty annoying
> > for both us and people trying to compile gstreamer with it.
> > Here's my current stance on it :
> > * FLAC released a 1.0, and my guess is a lot of people will stick with
> > that for some time. Our plug-in should be able to build cleanly against
> > 1.0
> 1.0.what? It doesn't compile with 1.0.2 anymore, which is what was
> shipped with Debian/woody, and probably other distros.
No, true. I was stating what I *think* it should do. There was a version
that did work with 1.0, and I'm saying that gst-plugins should be able to
build against that out of the box.
Plus, it should also be able to build out of the box against the latest
> > * FLAC also keeps releasing new versions. Our plug-in should also be able
> > to build cleanly against the latest *officially released* version.
> > This, IMO, doesn't include beta's.
> > Now, on how to do this - I think the code for the plug-in should be
> > ifdef'd for htese two cases. We had a version of the plug-in that worked
> > with flac 1.0, so this should be easy to do.
> They have a really strange concept of micro-revisions. Someone
> needs to swim upstream and bitch-slap these people into keeping
> a stable API. =)
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