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[5]: Not Mac Enough
by lucas_maximus on Sat 19th Dec 2009 00:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not Mac Enough"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

Funnily enough I don't have any stress using clunky interfaces and mismatched GUIs. I get on and just get on and use something to get a job done.

As for applications something should not be rewritten if it does a job adequately. Recoding wastes time (which is better spent elsewhere) and puts a project in jeopardy.

Recoding stuff from scrach only makes sense when the current implementation is unworkable.

Customers simply don't care as long as something does the job for them and is delivered on time.

You can talk about nicely written code etc etc, but delivering something which works on time is what gets the bills paid. Sometimes you gotta bodge and hack to get stuff to work when time limits are tight.

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