[vlc-devel] [PATCH 00/10] Item browsing system

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue May 27 12:39:05 CEST 2014

On 27 May, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> Le 2014-05-27 17:30, Julien 'Lta' BALLET a écrit :
> >On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Rémi Denis-Courmont
> ><remi at remlab.net [2]> wrote:
> >>>Currently, i dont pass the fd from the access to the browser.
> >>
> >>I consider that a design problem. Thats exactly my point.
> >
> >Lets admit that was the design that required the minimal amount of
> >changes, which was one of the initial goal. (Not meaning i dont see
> >you or diminish your point)
> Currently, SD supports updating nodes asynchronously (that was the whole
> point of SD as opposed to playlist demuxers), and a number of SD plugins do
> use that feature.

Currently SD is a mess.
It does not split the discovery from the browsing, and notably
cross-protocols, like bonjour/smb, bonjour/ftp, upnp/smb et al.
Not to mention support for listing of ftp directories.

> You cannot propose your patch series as a solution for the UPnP problem if

And if SD was supporting updates of nodes asynchronously, why are we at
the same sorry state of UPnP since 5 years, where everyone who tried
failed and the only working solution is passing a XSPF?

> it removes this basic existing feature. If you want support only for SMB
> only on iOS, you can patch the iOS UI and leave the core alone. If however

SMB is needed for a lot of mobile OSes, and iOS is not the main of it.
Same for Upnp.

> you want a generic solution, you cannot drop the useful features of the
> existing solution.

That is sure, but so far, the existing solution is far from good.

And the problem with discovery vs browsing is existant.

With my kindest regards,

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