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

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Mon Dec 28 18:39:22 CET 2009

Le lundi 28 décembre 2009, Felix Paul Kühne a écrit :
> This statement is not true and you know that. Contribs for Mac OS X
> are as maintained as they are for Win32 and include every library
> also included with the Windows port.

My point exactly. It is no secret that contribs suck on Windows. In 
fact, they probably suck worse than on MacOS since Windows is more 
alien to the reference platform of many contribs.

Yeah, sorry. The contrib libraries are open-source. Therefore, many[1] 
of them are better maintained on Linux, and maybe *BSDs, by their 
upstream and by distributions. The VLC contribs cannot compete with a 
complete ecosystem.

> Although I contributed less than usual to VLC in the last year,
> the contribs remained maintained all the time. Thanks for
> acknowledging other people's work.

That has nothing to do with your involvement or lack thereof. I have no 
intention to blame anyone for contribs, and I neither have any rights 
thereto. It's just a systemic issue with open-source libraries.

[1] many != all

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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