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

sovereign at codefaction.net sovereign at codefaction.net
Mon Jan 3 19:03:56 CET 2011

On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:05:03 -0500 (EST), sovereign at codefaction.net wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:49:07 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at
> wrote:
>> 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.

>Sorry but "Winter egg" is not understandable. To make things worse, it's a
>reference to "Easter egg" which may be construed as a reference to
>Christianity. If you want this option, you should make the description
>understandable by normal people, e.g. "Change the icon depending on the
>current date".

I couldn't agree more, which is why it was initially called "Humbug Mode",
and was given criteria to follow to change this to "Winter Egg" (which I
did).  I'm a fan of "Let VLC Change Its Icon" which is set to true by

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