[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Universal binary support for Mac OS X

Rich Felker dalias
Mon Feb 6 05:10:56 CET 2006

On Mon, Feb 06, 2006 at 02:00:26AM +0100, Derk-Jan Hartman wrote:
> On 5-feb-2006, at 17:05, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> >Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:
> >
> >>BTW, do mac developers really consider their users so stupid that  
> >>they
> >>can't figure out which binary to download, and that they need to  
> >>waste
> >>twice the download time and disk space to make sure they have the
> >>right binary? If so I find this really insulting to users, and sad..
> >
> >IIRC, there were similar things going on when the macs moved from m68k
> >to ppc.  I guess mac users are stupid ;-)
> I can't believe what i'm reading here. You guys truly are the most  
> arrogant group of coders on the planet. There indeed is NO technical  
> advantage. But guess what. YES USERS ARE STUPID. They are dense as  

This is a really nice attitude to have........
And you call us (me) arrogant??

> in short: it's only bloated if you want it to be.

It's bloat if it's extra crap cluttering the buildsystem and making it
hard to read and maintain.

You already said it's possible to manually merge the binaries with
'lipo' if you could just cross-compile, so why not do that? Why should
every single program on the planet make special accommodations for mac
developers' opinions of their users' stupidity?


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