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[4]: Qt4 Interface?
by strcpy on Fri 18th Dec 2009 15:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Qt4 Interface?"
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2009-05-20

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.


Not only this. If you've ever worked with large projects -- open or closed and for money or for fun -- something that takes years and years to write by a team of programmers, you quickly learn that rewriting is hardly an option, at least an option for you to make.

Or if you've ever worked within a large team.

Or if you've ever worked with a mature codebase.

Or or or.

As someone referred to Joel (on software), a quick pick could also be:

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000069.html

The title is: Things You Should Never Do, Part I.

Edited 2009-12-18 15:25 UTC

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