On 12/2/2017 3:00 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> 2017-12-02 18:51 GMT+01:00 James Almer <jamr...@gmail.com>:
>> On 12/2/2017 2:40 PM, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>> 2017-12-02 18:37 GMT+01:00 John Stebbins <stebb...@jetheaddev.com>:
>>>> That should be done, or I should add back support for earlier versions.
>>>> Is there any desire by anyone to keep support for earlier versions?
>>> How old is 2.5, is 2.4 used by current versions of distributions?
>>> (How ugly is the support for earlier versions?)
>> It's four months old, and rolling release distros are using it and will
>> move on to 2.6 soon.
>> By the time non rolling release distros switch to ffmpeg > 3.4, they
>> will also switch to whatever is newest for x265 at the time.
> I was mostly thinking about users who build FFmpeg by themselves
> on current distributions. (And about developers who like to test on
> vanilla systems.)

Those on rolling release ditros are covered, and those compiling ffmpeg
git head on non rolling release distros are most likely also compiling
any required libraries for it.
Hell, 2.5 is even in Debian testing right now.

I very much rather avoid ifdeffery to support old releases from projects
with a rapid update schedule like x265.
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