[vlc-devel] Video XP bug on VLC 1.2

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Dec 8 15:32:12 CET 2011

On Thu, 8 Dec 2011 02:27:51 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> Patches and cool ideas are welcome.

Pragmatically, the best option consists of removing -mt support on
Windows. Moreover, the would-be bug in libavcodec thread wrappers on
Windows XP should affect other Windows versions too. Maybe it is just not
as frequent due to pure timing luck.

Alternatively, do not release 1.2.0 on Windows and until contribs gets
fixed in 1.2.x for some strictly positive value of x. But that has two
major problems: Firstly other bugs will remain unnoticed, since the user
base will be shrunk. Secondly, security/critical updates for Windows would
be blocked since VLC 1.1.x is now dead.

I would not wait for UID 65534 to provide a fix. That would be insane.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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