[vlc-devel] [RFC] BeOS support removal

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Sep 2 08:26:03 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 07:48:27AM +0200, Eric Petit wrote :
> On Aug 30, 2008, at 12:34 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > BeOS support has remained broken for a _long_ time.
> > If nobody steps up to fix it quickly, I suggest we remove it and  
> > assume the
> > platform is dead.
> This was discussed recently on the haiku-development mailing list:
> http://www.freelists.org/archives/haiku-development/08-2008/msg00398.html
Oh, great, I didn't think he would actually do it (speak of it with
other devs).

> The short story is that there is no plan to make 0.9 work on BeOS,  
> however it should work on Haiku (its open source rewrite). Haiku comes  
> with much better POSIX compliance and pthreads, so it is ok to get rid  
> of the BeOS hacks in the threading and networking code.
> However, I don't believe it will include Qt in the foreseeable future,  
> so it would be a native port like on OS X. The current BeOS module  
> should almost be reusable as is. It probably won't be long before  
> someone gives it a try, so I am not sure it is worth removing it from  
> the repo - although we can still pull it out of the history.
Ok, great to know that, especially since they seem to have some gcc > 2
again on Haiku :D

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

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