[vlc-devel] [RFC] removing legacy threading for Windows

Andre Weber WeberAndre at gmx.de
Wed Apr 23 20:19:51 CEST 2008

I would also see no problem - dropping the legacy Windows support...
I think its not worth to write kludges or silly code for supporting them...
their time is over ... since years.
And oldstyle users can still get an 0.8.x release for that OS, which is nice
an stable enough.

just my 2cents


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jean-Paul Saman" <jpsaman at videolan.org>
To: "Mailing list for VLC media player developers" <vlc-devel at videolan.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [vlc-devel] [RFC] removing legacy threading for Windows

Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Hello,
> On Windows, we have no less than two mutex and three condition variable
> implementations, of which only one each are actually _correct_. This clutters
> the run-time quite a bit, especially with the inline functions involved.
> I'd suggest we remove the legacy/broken spin lock implementations. VLC does
> not work on Win9x anymore anyway (bot even counting that Win98 is over 10
> years and 4 major releases old, and many years past support).
I am all for dropping Win95/98 support with 0.9.0.

Jean-Paul Saman.
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