[vlc-devel] [RFC] Future of 0.8.6

Kaarlo Räihä agent_007 at luukku.com
Sun Jul 13 21:04:06 CEST 2008

Rémi Denis-Courmont kirjoitti 13.07.2008 kello 21:25:
> 	Hello,
> Considering the already sorry state of the over-aging 0.8.6 branch,
>  I would 
> expect that we just drop it completely once 0.9.0 is out. That is to say
> real 
> soon now (ahem). That would mean no security, critical bugfixes neither 
> contrib updates from us.
> That being noted, this would be quite inconsistent with the following 
> statement (verbatim from 0.9.0 NEWS):
>  * This version of VLC contains a new interface for Windows and Linux.
>    This interface has a fullscreen controller. This interface lacks the
>    "Streaming Wizard" that used to be present in VLC 0.8.6.
>    If you absolutely need it, we advise you to keep VLC 0.8.6.
> So?
> -- 
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net/
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If the plan is to drop Windows Me/98/95 support with 0.9.0, there will be some whining if there won't be security fixes for 0.8.6 anymore (I won't complain but I am sure some organizations will flag VLC 0.8.6 unsafe after first Secunia issue will come that won't be fixed and there will be at least one post to Windows forum).

For future I suggest that someone will give Microsoft/Ubuntu style promises about support lifetime for different builds. Because many companies use VLC  and they like to know which version is supported and how long. This will also make sure that next time there won't be me posting something like this to mailing list =) 

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