[vlc-devel] [PATCH] HTTP: introduce an option to use (or not) the system (IE) proxy

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Apr 7 11:31:27 CEST 2012


On Friday 06 April 2012, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> > If default is false, the code is practically totally useless. Remove it.
> > Only true default makes sense (barely).
> Ok. It is just that it could be made more complete, in the future.
> Now, the code is not working in all situations, and I cannot deal with
> the support on the forum.

I don't think it ever will. Complete support implies PAC support, which 
implies a Javascript interpreter...

On Linux, libproxy takes care of running PAC, if available. And it seems to 
crash (at least there is some report on Launchpad). I think we should run 
libproxy in a separate process to avoid bugs or limitations in Javascript 
engines or other libproxy back-end plugins.

> And it could be also included on linux, with libproxy.

libproxy deals with all cases, that I know of. In any case, the libproxy API 
is generic enough to deal with all cases.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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