Guidelines for 0.3 release

Bill Wimsatt bwimsatt at
Fri Apr 6 18:43:19 CEST 2001

I want to re-iterate the note by Christophe on documentation. As an
independant developer looking to vlc/vls it is difficult if not
impossible to decipher proper use of the software. Looking through the
code gives some clue, but often not enough.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christophe Massiot [mailto:massiot at]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 10:36 AM
To: vlc-devel at
Subject: Re: Guidelines for 0.3 release

On Fri, Apr 06, 2001, Henri Fallon wrote:
> Code cleaning :
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>     The deprecated dumpbits and getbits macro should disappear.

DumpBits & NeedBits. Plus they aren't macros, but inline functions :).

> Documentation :
>     title : write a developper documentation
>     deadline : 0.3
>     gravity : improbable. Code is commented, right ? :=)
>     worked-on : ?
That's sad. From my (professional) experience, the lack of documentation
prevents industrial people from using vlc (one even told me that OMS
was much better documented - though this documentation is in most cases
obsolete :).

Christophe Massiot.

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