[vlc-devel] 1.0+ for powerpc-apple-darwin8?

Derk-Jan Hartman hartman at videolan.org
Sun Sep 13 13:30:17 CEST 2009

VLC 1.0 uses thread cancellation, something not properly supported  
with the older compilers of Apple. VLC 1.0 can probably be compiled  
quite easily for 10.4.11, but the product won't actually work (freeze  
and get stuck at moments where it should not). The newer compiler  
versions require 10.5. I don't see a way around this, unless you dive  
deep and create a full alternative to thread cancellation in the VLC  

Derk-Jan Hartman

On 13 sep 2009, at 05:50, David Fang wrote:
> Hi,
> 	The FAQ says that VLC 0.9.9a is the last release for Mac OS  
> 10.4.11.  Would it be possible to continue releasing updates for  
> 10.4.x (powerpc or universal)?  I'd be willing to help test, and  
> even roll out packages if needed.  (My G4 is too old to upgrade to  
> 10.5 :S )
> I'm following the instructions at:
> http://wiki.videolan.org/OSXCompile
> I've git-cloned the source, but bootstrap tells me:
> Your version of Mac OS X is too old!
> Compiling and running VLC requires 10.5.x or later
> :(
> I'm sure this used to work before 1.0.0.
> What would it take to re-instate the old build/flow for 10.4?
> I found the following entry (git log bootstrap):
> commit e4fa3e2f367910c1ead73c660fafdacfa054985a
> Author: Felix Paul K<C3><BC>hne <fkuehne at videolan.org>
> Date:   Fri Feb 20 20:26:06 2009 +0100
>    contribs: remove non-working compilation support for OS X Tiger
> I'm tempted to start digging, and am willing to put some effort into  
> it in my spare time ... are any devs willing to help me in this  
> task?  :D
> Fang
> David Fang
> http://www.csl.cornell.edu/~fang/
> http://www.achronix.com/
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