[vlc-devel] Is "live.patch" still needed?

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Thu Dec 27 11:15:00 CET 2007

I'm hoping that the latest version (2007.12.27) of the "LIVE555 
Streaming Media" code can make 
"trunk/extras/contrib/src/Patches/live.patch" unnecessary, thereby 
simplifiying the VLC build process slightly.

- <strstream> is included when available (instead of <strstream.h>) 
for several releases now.
- The existing "Locale" class already does the work of 
"radix_safe_sprintf()" and "radix_safe_sscanf()".  All that was 
needed was to to change the locale string parameter from "POSIX" to 
"C".  This is now done in the latest version.
- The latest version now adds a timeout to the "readSocket()" call in 
"RTSPClient", as is done in the patch.

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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