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: Not Mac Enough
by Kroc on Fri 18th Dec 2009 09:03 UTC in reply to "Not Mac Enough"
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It’s like the difference between Camino and Firefox on Mac. Sure they look samey enough, but Camino under the hood is a whole world more native on the Mac because of all the little touches. People who’ve used the Mac platform for several years care about these things because they grate when it’s not done properly. And I’ll regret saying this, but those on other platforms looking in on Mac stories wouldn’t understand this. I’m still discovering nice little touches in OS X four years later. Being native matters more on OS X than any other platform.

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