[vlc-devel] vlc: svn commit r24474 (thresh)

Olivier Teuliere ipkiss at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 17:09:44 CET 2008

On Jan 22, 2008 4:41 PM, Rafaël Carré <funman at videolan.org> wrote:
> > > 2/ It will be really hard to fix switching to skins2 from Qt4 (while
> > > providing the dialogs for the skins). I don't remember the details
> > > exactly but basically there is things you can't init twice in
> > > libQt4.
> >
> > that sucks, basically i cant switch from Qt4 to WX and then again,
> > some dialogs not being fully destroyed? It works fine from vlc -I
> > wxwidgets and then switch to QT4.
> Yeah that sucks, and that's why i'll remove this if someone doesn't
> come with strong arguments.

Why not putting all the stuff which can't be initialized twice in a
singleton, to be sure not to call them twice when switching interfaces?

I can think of one "uncommon" use of the interface switching: some
features in the wxWidgets interface could not be accessed via the skins
interface (controls of the extended GUI in particular), so having a way
to switch from the skins to wx could be very convenient (but then it was
removed, because of people coming from wx, who switched to skins, and
switched back... *pouf*).

So a possibility could be to allow switching from the skins interface to
any other interface, and not the contrary (at least until the singleton
mentioned above is put in place).

I'm not sure this qualifies as a "strong argument" though :)


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