[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Revert "Switch smbclient detection to pkg-config"
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
> It's not our problem if people refuse to upgrade their libraries, especially
> those like libav, or worse FFmpeg, with poor backward source-level
> > 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
"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.
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