[vlc-devel] Future of the update mechanism

Rafaël Carré rafael.carre at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 19:48:49 CEST 2009

On Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:02:12 +0200
"Felix Paul Kühne" <fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hello guys,

> Ideally, it should also install the update, restart VLC and delete
> the old version plus installer.

Looks like a good idea

> Anyway, are there political or technical reasons which would prevent  
> me / us from using this framework on the Mac to improve the current  
> situation?

Having different code for windows and osx (it's a technical reason
since there is a maintenance overhead)

j-b suggested removing downloading code, because
synchronisation between the GUI and the download thread can be
difficult to maintain.

It seems it was the cause to the bug in OSX interface: could you
confirm ? (I think pdherbemont introduced it in
[dfa0e1e9539a053a12073c333bd28e6d21ecd80a] but i'm not sure)

On a side not, the code could be moved from the core into private files
built by both osx & qt4 GUIs, it would just be a matter of
include ../misc/update.h and put ../misc/update.o or update.a into the
automake sources.

P.S. if i look into this i could track what happens on big endian
machines in the same time

Rafaël Carré
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