[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] IPv6 support v.2
Sat Nov 10 18:28:02 CET 2007
On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 06:20:24PM +0100, Fran?ois Revol wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 12:45:13PM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> > [...]
> > > > also i think lack of the standard functions has to be shown to be
> > > > real on
> > > > some major platform before any form of getaddrinfo() can be added
> > >
> > >
> > > Win2k? Not sure about BeOS or the smaller OSes that ffmpeg appears
> > > to
> > > support one way or another. Not that I care much about BeOS, but
> > > Win2k could
> > > be a possible interest point for me, at least for the time being,
> > > it still
> > does the network stuff work on win2k at all currently?
> > and somehow i think that its cygwins/mingws job to provide minimal
> > implementations of missing functionality, instead of every
> > application
> > itself containing it (1 vs n code, maintaince, bugs, bug fixes, ...)
> It should still work on BeOS, with the pending required patch that is.
> > for other OSs its similar IMO, the "tradition" of providing every
> > missing standard function in every application is just idiotic
> It's just what "porting" means... believe me I had much harder things
> to port already.
As Michael said, traditionally porting has meant reinventing the wheel
over and over again. This is free software, if we have control over the
complete platform, let's fix things once in the right place.
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