[CinCV TNG] Future issues regarding the use of opencv

igor_ubuntu sitelve at gmail.com
Fri Jul 7 08:17:38 CEST 2017

The findobject plugin  is buggy and crashes a lot.
No one knows how it works. I asked several times. No one answered.
Probaly only Adam and Peter know know how it works.
At the time this plugin is enabled only in CVO.

2017-07-07 3:37 GMT+03:00 Nicola Ferralis <feranick at yahoo.com>:

> Hi,
> With the porting of the findobject plugin a while back from upstream (HV),
> dependencies to OpenCV were added as needed by the plugin. This was based
> on OpenCV 2.4.x which used legacy calls. Currently OpenCV 2.4.x is
> supported up to the current version of (for example) Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty).
> The next release (17.10, Artful), moved to a API incompatible OpenCV 3.1,
> which is not widely available to previous releases. It's one of those nasty
> portability issues, where code is written already using legacy calls that
> become obsolete (and no longer available).
> The question is: Should the plugin be rewritten specifically for the
> releases using one version? Upstream deals with this by bundling both
> version which is not what I would do for a single plugin. Should we
> deprecate the plugin while in search for a solution?
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Nicola
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