[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] contrib: OSX use shared libraries

Felix Paul Kühne fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 21 10:12:20 CET 2011

On 21.11.2011, at 08:10, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 03:35:14 +0100 (CET), git at videolan.org (Rafaël Carré)
> wrote:
>> vlc | branch: master | Rafaël Carré <funman at videolan.org> | Sun Nov 20
>> 21:22:05 2011 -0500| [4a7bb89cd823531b1129671d25f91047886b1eb7] |
>> committer: Rafaël Carré
>> contrib: OSX use shared libraries
> Using shared libraries in contrib is a bad idea.

Rémi is right here. We got quite a few libraries in the contribs which are also part of OS X installations by default or through tools like homebrew in quite a few different versions (libraries coming to mind are freetype, ncurses, libpng, libjpeg, and through homebrew libavcodec). Using shared libraries could slightly slim VLC's installation but will ultimately lead to unreproducible compatibility issues.

So, please revert.



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