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 renhoek on Fri 18th Dec 2009 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Qt4 Interface?"
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In hindsight, I think it's pretty safe to say that keeping with the old code would never have led to anything like the modern Firefox. And without Firefox kick-starting competition between browsers, I don't see that we'd have ended up with anything like the modern Web - we might, god forbid, be stuck with IE6 as the pinnacle of browser design...

Or webkit, that would suck...

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RE[4]: Qt4 Interface?
by Kroc on Fri 18th Dec 2009 20:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Qt4 Interface?"
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Without Firefox, IE6-only sites would still be the norm, so Webkit would never have been able to make inroads. It is only because of Firefox that Webkit is now a viable option for anybody.

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