[vlc-devel] New LIVE555 version - should eliminate most "live*patch"s

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Fri Jan 4 11:22:13 CET 2008

The latest version (2008.01.04) of the "LIVE555 Streaming Media" code 
should make most of VLC's "live*patch" files unnecessary, which 
should simplify the VLC build process.

- "live.patch" should no longer be necessary.  (The timeout in 
"RTSPClient.cpp" has been increased to 30s.)
- The support for setting/accessing RTSP session start times - as 
imnplemented by the "live-starttime.patch" file, has now been 
included in the software release - so "live-starttime.patch" is no 
longer necessary.
- A new configuration file "config.armeb-uclibc" has been added. 
Also, "USE_SYSTEM_RANDOM" (use the system-supplied "random()" and 
"srandom()" functions) is now the default behavior.  This eliminates 
the need for "live-config.patch".
- "config.macosx" has been updated to add "$(EXTRA_LDFLAGS)" to the 
"COMPILE_OPTS =" line.  This eliminates the need for 
"live-osx.patch".  (The other part of that patch should be 
unnecessary, as it is already done by "live-noapps.patch" (which 
remains necessary).
- "config.mingw" has been updated, making "livedotcom-win32.patch" unnecessary.

So, in summary, with the latest release of the LIVE555 code, 
"live-noapps.patch" is the only "live*patch" file that should remain 

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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