[vlc-devel] Arggh! I fucked up. LIVE555 breaks VLC 1.1.6

Ross Finlayson finlayson at live555.com
Mon Jan 24 16:33:59 CET 2011

>On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 12:59 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
>>  On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:29:11AM -0800, Ross Finlayson wrote :
>>  > Once again, I'm very sorry for the disruption.  Unfortunately you will
>>  > need to release another VLC version (1.1.7?) to fix this.
>>  I tried the rtsp streams from freebox during my QA testsuite, and I
>>  haven't had any crash... why?
>I cannot reproduce the crash with 1.1.6.
>Maybe the live555 version used does not have the bug ? it's 2011.01.06

My bug was introduced in the next LIVE555 version - 2011.01.10 (and 
fixed (I hope) in 2011.01.24).

The Mac OS X Intel version of VLC 1.1.6 definitely crashes 
(repeatedly), so it appears that it was compiled with a buggy version 
of LIVE555.  However, the Win32 version of VLC 1.1.6 does *not* 
crash.  (Those are the only two clients I have access to.)

So right now it appears that perhaps only the Mac OS X Intel version 
of VLC 1.1.6 caught the LIVE555 bug?

Ross Finlayson
Live Networks, Inc.

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