[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Switch smbclient detection to pkg-config"

Zoran Turalija zoran.turalija at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 20:52:18 CET 2013

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 09:26:55PM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le vendredi 29 mars 2013 21:09:44, Zoran Turalija a écrit :
> > So, right thing to do is fix samba4 support, not break samba3 for
> > ubuntu/debian,
> Right thing to do is fix Debian/Ubuntu.
> > that "was working before" - that is the premise.
> That is not my premise.

It is mine. Never said it's yours.
> > Compare it with libav/ffmpeg support. There are people with older
> > version of these libs, and people with newer versions. When VLC pulls
> > newer version, it does not leave people with older versions behind.
> Actually, it does exactly that. We don't usually support more than 2-3 major 
> libav* versions at a time, if only to keep #ifdef hackery to a reasonable 
> level.
> It's not our problem if people refuse to upgrade their libraries, especially 
> those like libav, or worse FFmpeg, with poor backward source-level 
> compatibility.
> > Note, I'm not comparing configure detection with different version of
> > these libs; rather I'm comparing support for older things that worked
> > and are working fine even now, just because there is a newer one that
> > changed things to the better or worse.
> Again, you are wrong. VLC does increase its versions requirements for 
> underlying libraries regularly, especially for libavcodec. You can check the 
> commit logs to see for yourself.

The moment I sent my response it passed through my head I had to wright
something like:

"I know that support for older versions cannot last forever"... maybe mention
something like gcc 2.x and that "this is clearly not the case, to drop on
samba3 in ubuntu/debian..."

Just as a precaution from response from you that I'm replying. :)

Remi, you are good in debating, but this time you are wrong.

Also, now I know why j-b said he wont send this revert to ML.

Kind regards,
Zoran Turalija

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