[vlc-devel] --ignore-config in mozilla plugin

Felix Kühne fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 19 11:36:09 CET 2009

On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Dmitry Karasik <dmitry at karasik.eu.org>wrote:
> I suspect that if noone would be able to answer why that --ignore-config
> was introduced in first place, suspicions of possible screw-ups would
> block any further constructive discussions.

By browsing VLC's different options, you'll notice that many options can be
manipulated in a farmful way, if they are automatically used by a browser
plugin, controlled through the web-page embedding it.
Therefore, only a really limited sub set of options is suitable for these
plugins (vout, aout and access, although these also include possibly harmful
settings). You are welcome to provide patches, which enable the setting of
safe options.
Additionally, as Rémi stated, the plugins really lack a configuration UI for
normal users. Without this UI, it doesn't make sense to
remove  --ignore-config, as they would never be able to revert potential
changes in an understandable way.

Best regards,

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