[vlc-devel] [PATCHES] Symbian support

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Tue Jan 4 16:28:40 CET 2011

2011/1/4 Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net>

> On Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:09:57 +0200, Kaarlo Räihä <kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > 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?).

AFAIK MeeGo is QT compatible. And since device resolutions are most likely
800x480 or higher the current QT4 interface will fit there quite nicely. And
at least ffmpeg-0.5.2 is ported to MeeGo already.

> So it should be much easier but still far from trivial, at least in time
> investment.
> > 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.
PDK should run C/C++

> > 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.

Native apps are written with C++, they also have OpenGL ES support.

> > 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
> moment.
> --
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
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