[vlc-devel] [RFC] Removing change_need_restart()

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Apr 29 19:07:54 CEST 2011


change_need_restart() is currently a write-only value. In the good old days, 
the WxWidgets user interface would notify the user that a restart of VLC was 
required. But this is not done anymore.

In fact, this approach was overly simplistic. A few configuration items, such 
as hotkeys and CPU optimizations are actually fetched when the VLC instance 
starts. But almost every configuration item needs some form of restart, of the 
input, the input manager, the audio output, the video output, etc. If we 
really want to determine what to restart, it will get really cumbersome. And 
even then, telling the user what to restart would be confusing.

So I am not sure what to do...

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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