Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Dec 2009 22:16 UTC
Mac OS X Late last night (CET), we reported on the story that the VLC project needed more developers for the Mac version of this popular video player, or else the Mac variant may disappear. Just about every website out there reported on this issue, but it turns out it all got a bit exaggerated (on the internet? Surely you jest...). We spoke to VLC developer Pierre d'Herbemont to clarify the issue, and they've also put up a wiki page about the so-called demise of the Mac version of VLC. He also detailed what, exactly, they meant by "Apple is blocking us".
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RE: Qt4 Interface?
by leos on Thu 17th Dec 2009 23:53 UTC in reply to "Qt4 Interface?"
leos
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2005-09-21

Is the qt4 interface for VLC on the mac so horrible that they are better off starting over from scratch?


They're doing what programmers like doing best. Create their own product.
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html

That's not necessarily a criticism, after all, open source development is supposed to be fun, but I really don't think it's the best for the project as a whole. However, in the end he who codes decides, so unless someone steps up to make sure the Qt interface plays nice on OSX, it won't happen. I'll check it out since I develop Qt stuff on Mac as well, but I suspect it will take more time than I have.

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