vlc on OS X status

Eugenio Jarosiewicz ej0 at cise.ufl.edu
Wed Apr 4 13:00:23 CEST 2001

On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Christophe Massiot wrote:

> I think we cannot wait for the OS X port any longer. Obviously we lack
> Altivec developer(s), and only a public announcement can bring them.
> Besides the whole client has undergone serious improvements/bug fixes
> since 0.2.63 and we need a new release.
> I suggest to start preparing for 0.2.70 release. If developers and
> friends could do intensive testing and update documentation, that
> would be great. Say code freeze tonight (that will leave ej0 some time
> to try to debug DeCSS decryption).
> The new release would include packages for all supported platforms, we
> will need contributors for non-Linux non-Intel ports (I can do the
> Linux/PPC RPM), including MacOS X port. But we should not advertise it
> as "the first client to support MacOS X", since users will be
> disappointed. Instead say "maybe the first client to support MacOS X if
> you help". I can write to selected MacOS developers sites so that we
> get some discrete advertisement.

Sounds good.  Wish I had a little more time to work on it, but I'll do
w/ the time I have (which btw, when is tonite - what time your time ?
IIRC you are 9 hours ahead of me with the recent time change, so it's
1pm there now). I'll try to clean up the MOSX stuff. I'll also do a
sanity check here w/ respect to code legality.


Eugenio Jarosiewicz	  ej0 at cise.ufl.edu	http://www.cise.ufl.edu/~ej0
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