[Ffmpeg-devel] "Use a real OS!" message
Tue Apr 4 01:16:43 CEST 2006
On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 01:05:07AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 03:53:44PM -0700, Mike Melanson wrote:
> > Ramiro Polla wrote:
> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >I see no one really cared about the "Use a real OS!" message in file
> > >allcodecs.c.
> > >I suggest to remove it with this patch, but that's just my opinion...
> > You're right-- it's puerile. I would make the unilateral decision to
> > apply your patch. But I see that the original string was applied by
> > Michael, the only FFmpeg developer I fear, so I'm not touching it.
> feel free to replace it with something which prints:
> OS: Windows/MinGW
> OS: Windows/Cygwin
> OS: BeOS
> OS: SunOS
> OS: Darwin
> OS: Linux
IMO the message is not really useful and does more harm than good for
ffmpeg's reputation. The problem is lusers expecting to be able to
compile ffmpeg with broken windows compilers/libraries, not windows
itself. ffmpeg works just fine when compiled correctly for windows.
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