[vlc-devel] Re: libcddb added, playlist interface - disappointing

R. Bernstein rocky at panix.com
Mon Dec 1 02:28:39 CET 2003

Sigmund Augdal writes:
 > This information is nearly never parsed in vlc so the wxwindows gui have
 > decided to hide that column. 

I'm not sure I understand you. Do you mean that (input) modules rarely
set the duration parameter correctly and even though one has to pass
something, the wxwindows therefore GUI decided not to show it? If so,
we have a bootstrap problem - why should someone working on module do
the extra work to figure this out (as I just did) to find that the
value isn't going to get shown? If one provides and API and requires a
parameter to be passed, I think user interfaces should be the first to
use it and not wait for the majority of modules to get the value
correct.  Or get rid of the duration parameter and field.

 > The gtk interface on the other hand haven't
 > been updated since this was included in the api and just puts "no info"
 > reguardless. I have a patch for the gtk interface to set this properly, and
 > could commit it if anyone wants it. 

Yes, I'd appreciate it if you commit it. Or remove the gtk interface
altogether - but let's not leave an interface that you know has
problems and you know how to easily solve.

In the wxwindows case it is just a
 > matter of uncommenting a few lines.

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