[vlc-devel] Bug: save/restore position, intf: wxwidgets
tinder at bellsouth.net
Tue Feb 14 10:00:52 CET 2006
Bug: VLC 0.8.5-svn dates 08.12.2005 and later do not save/restore
position of player.
Recreate: Open a build later than December 7 2005, position it, close,
reopen. The player will not be where it was closed.
Source of bug:
"* modules/gui/wxwidgets: save embedded playlist size on exit."
This changeset introduced saving of the playlist size & position, but
unfortunately broke the former functionality of the
player to remember its position.
I am not a programmer, VLC is actually the first time I have fully gone
through the process to compile a program, but
in the name of confirming this is the source of the bug before bothering
you, I first pinpointed the date where the bug
I looked at tracker, it shows the above changeset as the only one
dealing with /modules/gui/wxwidgets/interface.cpp
in that time. I had previously found the changeset from back around
April or so of 2005 that introduced the feature
to remember the position, so I knew it was the
/modules/gui/wxwidgets/interface.cpp file that did this.
To be absolutely sure, I downloaded cygwin, went through process of
getting VLC to compile in it, found that the
older source snapshot wasn't gonna work, so went to the latest
(14.02.2006) and manually edited the interface.cpp
and interface.h file according to the changeset/manual comparison of the
two versions. It compiled, and it worked:
the feature of remembering position happened.
Also I may note that (I am not sure where in the /extras/contrib
directory it is stored) the address for a few of these
contrib files has changed, as I discovered trying to get the compile to
work. They are:
(I believe old directory was
the new locations are:
Anyway, hope this helps to fix it, and thanks for a great player!
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