[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/2] Work around the lack of dirfd()

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Wed Feb 29 09:53:43 CET 2012

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 08:38:16AM +0000, Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński wrote :
> Using your reasoning, OS X and some versions of Android that don't
> implement POSIX correctly, should be dropped.

OSX has an important marketshare and cannot be dropped. But it is crap
in MANY ways, and don't get me started on the SDK parts...
Android does not implement POSIX correctly and everytime we compile for
Android we patch it like crazy to fix it.

> But I was asking about more general suggestions. I'm interested in
> making VLC sources compile on Solaris. If I work on patches, I want
> them to be reviewed and merged, I don't want to sit on a bunch of
> unmerged patches that inevitably will go out of sync with the upstream.

Still, patching VLC should be done correctly, and not using many ifdefs
around, because this is hard to maintain afterwards.

Best regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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