[Ffmpeg-devel] "Use a real OS!" message
Tue Apr 4 01:25:20 CEST 2006
Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:
> 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.
The patch was submitted by a windows user. We can only assume that's
how they want it.
mru at inprovide.com
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