[vlc-devel] [PATCHES] Symbian support

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Jan 4 13:16:39 CET 2011

On Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:09:57 +0200, Kaarlo Räihä <kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com>
> IMHO supported mobile platforms ATM should be iOS,

iOS is closed so there should not be any port in any way.

> Android and Symbian^3.

> Doing MeeGo port should be almost trivial,

You seem to omit the user interface problem. Also while compiling for MeeGo
should be much easier than on any other mobile platform, I expect packaging
will be tedious: VLC requires a lot of libraries that are provided by Linux
distributions, but probably MeeGo (do I need to cite FFmpeg?).

So it should be much easier but still far from trivial, at least in time

> Blackberry marketshare is getting smaller and smaller,

That's irrelevant. BlackBerry is Java only, so it's a non-starter.

> webOS doesn't have big enough device base ATM,

Last I heard, webOS was not open for native applications. If this is true,
it is a non-starter.

> Bada is rising

I have no _technical_ informations on Bada. I would not be surprised if it
was closed for native applications, but I really really do not know.

> and also Windows Phone 7 is rising

AFAIK, WP7 is only open for .Net code, which is why VLC is only for older
WinCE. From what I have heard, market penetration of WP7 is abysmal at the

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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