[vlc-devel] [RFC] Merging extras/tools & contribs

Steve Lhomme robux4 at ycbcr.xyz
Tue Feb 12 09:47:29 CET 2019

On 12/02/2019 09:00, Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019, at 7:34 AM, Steve Lhomme wrote:
>> On 11/02/2019 20:30, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>> Le maanantaina 11. helmikuuta 2019, 17.45.39 EET Steve Lhomme a écrit :
>>>> On 11/02/2019 09:10, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> The thing is, the Win32Compile wiki page still advises using prebuilt
>>>>> contribs. I don't think GPL is a problem on Windows desktop. That
>>>>> being the case, I don't thini we can break prebuilt contribs...
>>>> I've used this page a lot but now it's outdated. I have my own guide to
>>>> build VLC on Msys2: https://github.com/robUx4/vlc-msys
>>> That page is about cross-compiling Windows, which is still the recommended
>>> procedure as far as visitors are concerned. I don't personally care if we stop
>>> prebuilt contribs - but we cannot have the cake and eat it.
>> OK, it's a bit different. But given how often gcc evolves nowadays and
>> the goal to use LLVM as the main toolchain going forward, I don't think
>> prebuilt contribs will survive.
> While I'd like to kill prebuilt contribs, I highly doubt it can go away, otherwise the windows continuous builds are going to be very long.

That seems more like a bot trick than a thing users need. I should be 
possible for the nightly bot to upload its built folder(s) somewhere or 
share it with another bot.

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