[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Extensions and Lua dialogs

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Mon Dec 28 13:19:22 CET 2009

Le lundi 28 décembre 2009, Pierre d'Herbemont a écrit :
> > Running the entire decoding pipeline in a separate process would be
> > trivial from the LibVLC perspective - if LibVLC actually worked
> > properly. But we still have the unmaintainable and broken playlist
> > code there. Worse, you need to rewrite the UI from scratch.
> LibVLC works fine. again.

It does NOT. The test suite fails. Worse, the test suite fails 
pseudo-randomly. The API is riddled with dead locks and race 

> > And by the way,
> > on Linux, most VLC crashes are caused by the user interface.
> I am pretty certain you don't read Apple-Bugreport. You'll change
> your mind. Most crashes are due to third party contribs. 

Maybe, just maybe, the contribs are not maintained on MacOS. Oh yeah, 
MacOS does not ship those libraries. Oops.

And I do read the Ubuntu crash reports.

> > (or the crappy LibVLC media/player code if you use LibVLC).
> We don't see that here. LibVLC works like a charm.

A laughable statement considering that make check fails to this day.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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