libXvMC Updated, Drops Pre-C89 Support

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 14 March 2015 at 01:47 PM EDT. 6 Comments
While most modern Linux video acceleration is done via VDPAU or VA-API, if you're still using XvMC for MPEG-2 acceleration, a new version of this X11 library is now available.

Alan Coopersmith announced the release of libXvMC 1.0.9 this Saturday and it has just a few fixes in this rare update. One of the changes is moving to slightly more "modern" compiler requirements -- a.k.a. dropping pre-C89 support. XvMC had been using pre-C89 token pasting support but now the libXvMC support has been updated to require an ANSI C89 level pre-processor.

As the Oracle employee wrote in the mailing list announcement, "This release now requires libX11 1.6 or later, and a C compiler less than 25 years old."
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