[vlc-devel] Rethinking the contribs

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Wed Feb 23 14:29:31 CET 2011

On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 01:43:00PM +0100, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:23:48 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 01:00:57PM +0100, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> >> I might (or not) have time and/or use for the contribs. Unfortunately,
> >> the state of contribs is rather disastrous at the moment, especially
> >> on Linux. So I've been considering a complete rewrite (of the build
> >> system, of course not the patches). I have a number of issues with
> >> the current stuff...
> > 
> > If we keep at least the same level of features, it would be cool.
> If you mean the same set of libraries, I _personally_ will NOT port
> everything. Especially Windows, MacOS and Android are not part of my
> current business. Others are free to take care of whatever they need/want
> (or to use the old contribs).
I meant ability:
 - to get source from tar.gz, tar.bz2, tar.xz, zip, git and svn source
 - to patch conditionnally depending on the host|target
 - to configure conditionnally depending on the host|target
 - to install in the same prefix
 - call of special executables for weird libraries

I would also like:
 - separation of sources and build folders

Best Regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
+33 672 704 734

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