[vlc-devel] [patches][ActiveX] FF plugin compatibility

Jean-Paul Saman jpsaman at videolan.org
Fri Apr 11 17:07:33 CEST 2008

Anthony Loiseau wrote:
> Ok. I agree not to push generated files, so I agree the discrad of the
> third patch.

I pushed your the first two patches to git. Thanks for helping.

> But if we remove those generated files from git, then we will also have
> to find a solution to compile ActiveX for those requirements :
>  - nightly compilation process
>       midl (MS windows program) required for VB compatibility,
>       run under wine?
>  - midl compiler is shipped with MS Visual studio at leat
>       looks like an expensive licence.
> I think it was the reasons why those generated files were pushed on the
> svn.
> Summary for others readers to better understand :
> http://git.videolan.org/?p=vlc.git;a=blob;f=projects/activex/README.TXT
> Those three files are generated from "axvlc.idl" :
>   axvlc_idl.c
>   axvlc_idl.h
>   axvlc.tlb
> And are, for now, available on git.

Do you have midl available to generate those axvlc* files? I am changing 
my mind, because of legacy issues and the fact that most people won't 
have a midl compiler around.

Jean-Paul Saman.

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