[vlc-devel] [RFC] Resetting VLC's preferences for the Mac users during the 2.0.2 release

David Fuhrmann david.fuhrmann at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 23 13:47:41 CEST 2012

Am 16.04.2012 um 16:46 schrieb Felix Paul Kühne:

> when upgrading to 2.0.2, VLC for Mac will check the "extraintf" and "control" settings. If these include the term "macosx", it will be removed and VLC in turn restarted. That's it.


OK, this fixes the current issues for users when they update, but what do we do if a user gets the idea to reenable this extraintf setting later on? 
I do not think its a good idea to have a so easy way inside the prefs to screw up the main ui interface.

I quickly checked the behavior of the qt interface in Ubuntu (current git version), and I am not quite sure how it should behave here. If I enable qt4 as an extraintf setting, next time I want to start vlc via unity, it closes without further notification. When I start vlc from command line, if show an error that qt interface cannot be instantiated multiple times, but it shows the main window.

Should we implement a similar check for macosx interface?

Best regards,

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