[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Patch to add the option to disable the Winter Egg.

sovereign at codefaction.net sovereign at codefaction.net
Mon Jan 3 16:05:03 CET 2011

On Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:49:07 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 10:49:40PM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
>> What about no such pointless option?
> Well, we could do that; but seeing the aggressivity of few, having an
> item in the doc/FAQ telling how to deactivate the joke would calm down
> quite a bit forum/facebook/mls/twitter/...
> It doesn't cost much and it helps those already boring tasks.

That's wishful thinking. It won't make any difference if the default
settings is on. And if the default settings were off, then we might as well
remove the icon altogether.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

I disagree.  The people who are upset about it just want a way to stop it.
 I've said before, a lot of people love it, and forget the whole religious
crap for a second... I don't care about Christmas or not... Hell I plan to
submit a Halloween patch and maybe others.  The real principle, is that
when someone says "hey, how do I disable this?" there should be a decent
answer other than "compile it yourself" or "switch to another player".


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