[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Enable proper IPv6 functions on windows

Ramiro Polla ramiro.polla
Fri Jan 15 22:36:27 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st> wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Ramiro Polla wrote:
>> > so instead of just killing win9x, now you've killed win2k too?
>> >
>> > cant we have both?
>> >
>> > if WINNT=0x0501 then use xp stuff
>> > else if WINNT=0x0500 use win9x/2k stuff
>> >
>> > do the win2k users outnumber the ipv6 users?
>> From what I understand win2k will still work with --disable-network
>> (like in the documentation).
>> Martin, would it be possible and not too ugly to #ifdef out the code
>> that needs winxp so the current network support would still be
>> possible with some configure option?
> Well, as the next step, I intended to send a patch adding
> ? ?check_func_headers ws2tcpip.h getaddrinfo $network_extralibs
> to the winsock part of the network section in configure. The point being
> that if _WIN32_WINNT=0x0501 is set, the check will succeed and we will
> link to the >= winxp getaddrinfo function, otherwise we'll set
> HAVE_GETADDRINFO to 0 and use our fallback wrapper instead.
> So if we want pre-XP compatibility configurable, we would only add
> _WIN32_WINNT=0x0501 in that particular case - as in your initial win9x
> patch. So, your initial approach, but perhaps renaming the mingw32-win9x
> target os name into mingw32-win2k or something similar (mingw32-prexp?).

Good idea. Patch attached.

By the way, how does mingw32ce cope with this define?

> In my opinion, setting the platform define depending on what OS version
> we're targeting and letting the normal configure check find out what's
> supported and what's not is cleaner than adding even more platform
> specific ifdefs to the network code.

Yes, I think that's cleaner too, I just wasn't sure it would be this
easy to disable whatever code won't be supported at the end of your
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