[vlc-devel] Suspending Windows support.

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Fri Sep 26 14:30:12 CEST 2008

Le vendredi 26 septembre 2008 14:00:38 Derk-Jan Hartman, vous avez écrit :
> After discussing with j-b last night, I am considering attaching the
> following to our release announcement.
> ==Suspended support for the Windows platform==
> We also have another announcement, and this one is less joy-full. Due
> to a continued lack of Windows developers in our team, this will
> likely be the last release of VLC media player on the Windows platform
> until a new developer for VLC media player Windows has been found. The
> already small team of Linux and Mac developers lack the required time
> and skills to give appropriate attention to the Windows port of VLC
> media player.  This situation is undesirable for our Windows userbase
> (which are stuck with a sub-par product) as well as for the Linux and
> Mac OS X users who continuously have to wait on us to fix the Windows
> port again. We have decided that continuing Windows support in it's
> current form is undesirable and that we are suspending further Windows
> releases until we can improve on this. We are therefore putting out a
> call for NEW Windows developers, so we can hopefully resume supporting
> our, by far, largest group of users as soon as possible.

I have to agree at a high level. I would have passed the whole text through an 
double-pass PR and political correctness filter as in 
http://www.videolan.org/pr2005-1.html but I don't really mind.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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