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 vivainio on Fri 18th Dec 2009 14:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Qt4 Interface?"
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I speak as a developer who, when he has something new to build, goes out and finds somebody who has already done it, download the code and discover that it’s an ugly, unmaintainable, over-engineered mess that’s more effort to redesign and repurpose than to simply start from scratch.

That's called "not invented here" syndrome, and is shared by majority of developers.

It's an unfortunate glitch in programmer psyche that code is easier to write / design than read / understand / debug. That's especially prominent if the code is a bit on the overengineered side (frameworkitis...)

Edited 2009-12-18 14:42 UTC

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