[vlc-devel] Mac OS X 10.4 support for VLC 1.0

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Sat Feb 7 22:07:15 CET 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Felix Paul Kühne
<fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> as some of you know, I've been experimenting with Apple's LLVM GCC 4.2
> compiler for quite some time. As this compiler requires the usage of
> the 10.5 SDK, I discovered that OS X 10.5 supports proper cancelation
> points, so VLC.app compiled from the latest master source runs and
> more importantly quits correctly (and really fast in fact).

Interesting. (troublesome for me :) )

Unfortunately, I can't manage to build a working vlc-1.0, it is still
stuck when exiting, and I can't even get a vout to show up (today's
git). I'll investigate more. Were you using a 64 bits version?

> Because of this and a few other API limitations, I'm wondering whether
> we could drop the support for 10.4 once we release VLC 1.0. IMO, VLC
> 0.9.9 will be a solid release (whenever it will be published...) and
> therefore a nice last version for 10.4. What's your opinion?

Building against one SDK or an other shouldn't make a lot of
difference at runtime I guess. If we support 10.5 supporting 10.4
should be easy. We just have to build against 10.5 sdk without using
10.5-only API.


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