why gst-ffmpeg/gst-libav replaces FFmpeg with libav in 1.0?

Sebastian Dröge slomo at circular-chaos.org
Wed Jul 17 00:25:46 PDT 2013

On Mi, 2013-07-17 at 09:23 +0200, Sebastian Dröge wrote:
> On Mi, 2013-07-17 at 03:03 +0000, Yin, Yan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I’m looking for the reasons why the change is done, however no clue
> > yet by Google.
> > 
> > I believe there is once a hot discussion on this, can anybody help
> > point me a hint? thanks!
> Hi,
> IIRC the reason to switch to libav was that they actually do proper,
> regular releases and give some kind of API/ABI stability guarantee. Also
> they do bugfix releases and care about security bugs.
> Which is also the reason why for example Debian switched to libav
> instead. It's keeping the maintenance burden lower.

Also note that gst-ffmpeg in 0.10 was using libav in later releases too,
it just wasn't renamed.
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