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

David Fang fang at csl.cornell.edu
Sun Sep 13 19:32:48 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 core.

Thanks for the response.

Sounds like this was ground covered before.  Poking around, there was some 
mention in the commit-archives around Dec-2008 regarding darwin support, 
is there a good discussion thread on this list I should read on this 
matter of thread cancellation? or even rationale for this approach?

I don't suppose building the less-native gtk version of VLC on the Mac 
would be any easier because of this thread issue?


David Fang

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