[vlc-devel] [PATCHES] Symbian support

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Jan 3 16:21:37 CET 2011

On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 15:34:16 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 09:44:39PM +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote :
>> Here are 2 patches for Symbian support, for readdir_r and pread/pwrite.
>> I'd love some feedback, since I am far from sure this is the right
>> solution.
> In addition to that, 2 more ugly patches. Feedback welcome...

I wonder why bother with Symbian. I don't know any real-life Symbian device
that would have enough CPU and RAM to decode video. To make matters worse,
I understood that there is no YUV and scaling overlay in the Symbian public
API. Same goes for the DSP. I could be wrong.

Otherwise porting to Symbian seems useless... if not counter-productive: I
believe that a lack of VLC port fares better than a disappointing VLC port
with regards to the project's notoriety. Furthermore, developer time could
probably be better spent on the core or on desktop features, than on the
various mobile ports.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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