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

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Wed Dec 30 14:14:33 CET 2009

Le mardi 29 décembre 2009, Jean-Baptiste Kempf a écrit :
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 07:39:22PM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> > My point exactly. It is no secret that contribs suck on Windows. In
> True. But I think I do my best to make it not suck for everyone
> except the one making the precompiled tarballs (ie me).

When I said "contribs suck", I meant that our *underlying* libraries 
suck. I didn't mean that the *build* system sucked. The build system 
does have some bugs and limitations. And it's -unavoidably- unbearably 
slow. But it mostly works. No, the problem is, some of the underlying 
libraries just work better on Linux than on MacOS and/or on Unixes than 
on Windows.

> > fact, they probably suck worse than on MacOS since Windows is more
> > alien to the reference platform of many contribs.
> True again, but I try to make my patches minimal to be correct and
> not intrusive to most developers.

That's good for VLC cross-compilation - thanks. But Pierre claimed that 
the underlying libraries are the main source of crashes on MacOS, and I 
claim that they are better on Linux (than on MacOS), and worse on 
Windows. That's a different perspective.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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