[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Mimic decoder

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala
Sat Mar 22 02:06:07 CET 2008

On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 17:53 -0700, Mike Melanson wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 12:30 -0300, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> >> The project I'm the most interested in for GSoC is one that might just 
> >> start a flamewar: Port FFmpeg to Visual Studio.
> >> I'm not sure it is even welcome by most devs, but if it is, I'll try my 
> >> best to write a clean port. It would involve using the same build system 
> >> we currently have, using wgcc as a cl.exe wrapper, importing some 
> >> missing POSIX functionality from MinGW, and using MinGW to compile the 

> How about creating some script that, at built time, can convert C99
> idioms to something that the non-C99 MSVC can handle? IOW, convert named
> initializers to fully initialized structures. What other discrepancies
> currently exist (not counting ASM, which will be effectively #ifdef'd away).

If a large portion of the task involves things like adding POSIX
functionality and developing C99-to-restricted-subset converters it's
not very FFmpeg-specific any more. IMO such a "create a working C
development environment for MSVC" task is more Microsoft's area. Try
asking them whether they registered for GSoC :)

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