[gst-devel] clashing caps details

Ville Syrjala ville.syrjala at movial.fi
Mon Nov 13 07:56:23 CET 2006

On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 02:05:52PM +0100, ensonic wrote:
> hi,
> please have a look at those there entries
> [1] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=361636
> [2] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=361637
> [3] http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=363118
> problems are now summarized in [1]. Unfortunately [3] has been committed 2
> days ago and might need to be reverted/adjusted to avoid clashing with the
> undocumented 'variant' usage for h263version (plus and plus plus).
> Any ideas for naming and especily resolving the conflicts without API
> breakage?

AFAICS gst-ffmpeg hasn't been released with the undocumented 'variant'
usage so I'm not sure if the API breakage is such a bad thing.

> Any ideas how to catch this in the future? Getting a list of caps that
> plugins use and ... ? How could we automatically figure out that a caps
> detail is used multiple times for different purpose?

A strict policy that no API breaking feature may be commited without
discussion on the mailing list could be enough.

Ville Syrjälä
ville.syrjala at movial.fi

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