[vlc-devel] Tagging 2.0.1...
Felix Paul Kühne
fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 4 02:42:13 CET 2012
On 04.03.2012, at 02:08, Brad Smith wrote:
> On 02/03/12 9:01 AM, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
>> Probably next thursday...
>> Please warm up your patches...
> IMO unless the OS X/PPC regressions are fixed this is a pretty
> big showstopper for the release.
In case you are referring to the "audio needs more CPU time than video for decoding" problem: this affects quite a few users, also on Windows and other devices when using older CPUs, even a Core2Duo. Of course, this is going to be solved in one way or another (afair, the way to fix this isn't decided yet).
There is another regression, which affects a certain number of at 8 to 9 years old PowerPC-based Macs: red stripes across the video.. Well, this is due to an incompatibility with the ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 and ATI Radeon 7500 cards used in small number of devices . We got absolutely no testing devices, so I don't think it realistic to have a fix for this in time for VLC 2.0.1. Due to the small number of affected users , IMO, it isn't reasonable to push back the release for this either.
 1st and 2nd generation iBook G4 (PowerBook6,3, PowerBook6,5), the entry level model of the original Power Mac G4 "QuickSilver" (PowerMac3,5), and the 2nd generation eMac (PowerMac4,4).
 Only 2 per cent of VLC's downloads for the Mac account for the PowerPC package and it's reasonable to assume the vast majority of these users use a way more recent PowerPC Mac.
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