[vlc-devel] [RFC] immediate removal of media list

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Wed May 13 01:52:10 CEST 2009

2009/5/12 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>:
>        Hello,
> Lets keep it concise. The media list stuff in libvlc is buggy and intricate.
> Its locking scheme or lack thereof is failing the testsuite. Unless someone
> fixes it (if at all possible anyway) immediately, I suggest we rip it out
> before -RC2.

hum :) That actually gives me the will to fix it. (Actually to write
and fix tests)

Give me two weeks. Else, I won't fix it in the near time.

Yet, I know that you especially dislike that API. Which is from what I
know the only sane interface possible. (Compared to the old
libvlc_playlist_* stuff).

Please make your points soon against it, as there is no use to keep a
creepy API around for 1.0, as we'll have to deprecate it. Anyway, we
should do an API review before 1.0.

In case of any valid point, the corresponding API should be
un-exported until it gets fixed or completely removed.

Also, as far as I know the only part that got written and not tested
(which I admit, is stupid) is the media_list_player part.


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