[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] cli: remove TCP mode (--rc-host)

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Tue Dec 1 02:50:10 CET 2020

> I don't see what this rant has to do with this patchset. And I don't
> think that Telnet/VLM should be added to old RC, considering that VLM
> is effectively obsolescent and was enver supported in old RC.

Okay, I understand that you might not like the idea of adding the VLM to
the C CLI. My concern is that the VLM is not quite obsolescent enough
yet to forego that.

And there's no reason to want to go back to forcing users to open a
socket and then connect to it from a separate client just to access the
VLM shell, rather than doing it within the terminal's CLI as currently.
In 3.0 if you launch VLC with -I cli or rc, you can type `vlm` to load
the VLM and then type VLM commands right there. So that's indeed a
feature regression and missing command.

> There was never a decision to get rid of the Telnet interface, to
> convert it back to C, or to add its functionality to old RC.

Apparently we can't even agree on what it means exactly that we decided
to fix regressions, so I'm not surprised that you would make those
claims and that we can't agree either on what it would have meant
exactly that we'd have decided to deduplicate the CLI.

Pierre Ynard
"Une âme dans un corps, c'est comme un dessin sur une feuille de papier."

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