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[3]: Qt4 Interface?
by google_ninja on Fri 18th Dec 2009 14:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Qt4 Interface?"
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It depends what you are doing and why you are doing it. If you are doing it for fun, or it is some sort of project where you have your own skin in the game, then I fully agree with you. If you are getting paid to write code, typically it is to get a job done, not to create a masterpiece. There is definitely such a thing as taking pride in your work, but re-inventing the wheel for every little thing because you feel it is more elegant is never what the customer is paying you for. There is an evaluation process when choosing what to use for any piece of technology: does it do what i need it to do? is it supported? is the cost to use it less then the cost to roll my own? is it extensible in the ways I will probably need it to be extensible? is it improving at an acceptable rate? none of these are black and white questions, and all of them are important if you are going to make the the right kind of decision that people pay programmers to make.

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