[vlc-devel] Rethinking the Mac OS X GUI

Ruud Althuizen ruud at il.fontys.nl
Wed May 27 14:10:16 CEST 2009

Hello Dominic,

On Wed 27 May 2009 02:05 PM, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 01:59:50PM +0200, Dominic Spitaler wrote :
> > Due to my work on the new VLC document icons, I've licked blood,
> > and would like to contribute a bit more to the VLC project.
> Nice, helpers are very welcome, especially on OSX.
> > During the summer I'd like to rethink and redesign the GUI for VLC media 
> > player
> > on Mac OS X, as I believe that VLC is technologically probably the best 
> > player
> > out there, but the user interface trigs me (and a lot of other mac  
> > users) to use it,
> > and instead switch over to quicktime, which has a (in my believe) better 
> > GUI.
> Well, as you may have noticed, there is a very new GUI in VLC 1.1 for
> Mac, (may dudiak and felix be praised for it). Have you tried it?
> I think it is quite nice, but there are many things to change to it.
> But, it is a one-window application, which changes a lot.
> > I'd work together with a friend and colleague of mine.
> Great.
> > I hope our work would be appreciated,
> If you want and are really serious, we can set up a git for you.
May I remind you both that there are (at least) two SoC projects working on
the GUI? It would be a shame if any of those or your project would go to
waste or collide with any other project.

Also see http://wiki.videolan.org/SoC_2009_projects

Ruud Althuizen

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