[vlc-devel] Re: To OSX developers - Some questions, and my currentstatus
maguirer at rjmaguire.com
Wed Mar 10 23:44:47 CET 2004
I'm a newcomer to this list, but I thought I'd add my 2 cents. I had used
VLC before but never considered it a viable alternative to QT or Mplayer.
That was until a couple weeks ago when I finally got my ATI 8500 card to
run a display on my TV (after a year or more on/off of trying). Mplayer
couldn't display full screen on it and QT isn't exactly a full-featured
player. I revisited VLC and found it to have improved greatly. I go to
MacNN to post some questions and find DJ's post about taking a break from
VLC OSX development. What timing!
A few days ago, I installed subversion and grabbed the latest source for
VLC and had a go at building it. Monday night I finally got it to compile
after some jiggery-pokery, and have tried tinkering a bit with the OSX gui
module. My first goal was to fix the shortcoming of needing the player
window to have the focus for any of the hotkeys to work beyond just the
I like the jump by 1 or 5 minute increments and the time elapsed hotkeys,
but they only worked if I clicked on the player window first. I've been
thinking of getting an ATI Remote Wonder, but would want hotkeys that
would work application wide (like the jump 10 seconds forward/backward
(aka "Step Forward"/"Step Backward") controls). I modified intf and
controls, and updated the .nib for the new actions and everything works!
I'd love to be able to commit this (or just post the patches), but from
the sounds of it, someone else would need to link up the connections in
Derk-Jan Hartman said:
> Tim Omernick wrote:
>> - I've changed the superclass of VLCPrefs to NSWindowController, and
>> I've moved all of the preferences stuff out into its own .nib. Is this
>> going to be a problem for anyone?
> Not to me. i'm in favor of it actually.
> Better maintainability.
>> - Is there a time of day you tend to be on the #videolan IRC channel?
>> I've signed on a few times (as skyfell) and so far the channel has been
>> totally quiet. I'd like to discuss UI changes and figure out who is
>> working on what so that I don't step on anyone's toes.
> 12:00 to 24:00 CET is usually a nice period. Most developers are from
> europe. i'm there on and of, but i'll try to stay online a bit more
> until i see you.
>> - How do I go about getting CVS/Subversion commit access? Or should I
>> not worry about it, and just submit my changes to someone else for
> sam takes care of this.
>> - I'm not too familiar with VLC's build setup. How do I add new .m
>> files to the macosx module? Step-by-step instructions would be nice,
>> since I'm pretty unfamiliar with automake, etc.
> New files need to be added to the Modules.am file in the directory.
> New directories are actually a bit more difficult. I'm not sure how for
> instance a new .nib would be committed. i think file by file and
> directory by directory. You can grep around for MainMenu.nib to see
> where it is known in the current tree.
>> Thanks a lot!
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