[vlc-devel] Win32 builds

Tony Anecito adanecito at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 23 22:41:11 CET 2008

Fine by me that means only a very select few have the
other builds which might mean even the VLC team does
not have them because thier own build do not work even
with help from people who manage to limp along trying
to help the VLC team with the other builds.

I knew there was a bright side!

As proof show me one single jvlc build for windows
that the jvlc team has that is even remotely current.

I am not trying to mean just realistic. I agree with
light builds as long as the other parts of the builds
still work.


--- Rémi Denis-Courmont <rdenis at simphalempin.com>

> Le Wednesday 23 January 2008 22:26:35 Andre Weber,
> vous avez écrit :
> > just reading your mail -- I think we should keep
> the default distribution
> > of videolan small - only containing the required
> modules - but the build
> > process should build all module, which could be
> compiled at this time - and
> > offer them as "Addon packs" / "Additional
> downloads" - like my Ambilight - 
> > Would be a nice feature in the gui -- showing the
> user a list of available
> > addons for his Videolan Version and OS - "Download
> and Install" with one
> > click... inside the gui... (just an idea - before
> jb kills me)
> You don't seem to realize we don't have a choice.
> Even if the official Windows 
> and Mac builds build the entire immense stack, the
> other platforms will not 
> because they take care of building VLC themselves.
> It is a *fact* that Linux and BSD distros don't
> build *any* of the Python, 
> Java or .Net bindings. They also "fail" to build
> certain not so commonly used 
> plugins, when these add new external dependencies.
> When we build VLC for all platforms, we can choose
> to operate in a fully 
> centralized way, but hell will freeze before that
> happens.
> And even for Windows and Mac, we have seen the
> failures of the big centralized 
> build system. It becomes more and more difficult and
> slow for people to 
> compile VLC, and the "official builders" are
> becoming more and more 
> fragile... Remember the Debian mingw32 ugprade who
> brought havoc to the 
> Windows builds, and the failure to produce security
> updates for MacOS 10.3.9. 
> The more centralized, the more stuff needs to be
> kept in perfect sync and the 
> bigger the chance of breaking down. We should be
> struggling to make the build 
> system lighter, not heavier.
> -- 
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net/
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