[MPlayer-dev-eng] Vidix Status

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Feb 4 20:22:02 CET 2007

On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 07:34:58PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 03:16:37PM +0100, Benjamin Zores wrote:
> > 
> > So I was wondering if maybe it wouldn't be a good idea to:
> > - check for changes that have been applied to MPlayer and sent them
> > upstream.
> > - remove the built-in vidix-lib and drivers to _always_ rely on the
> > external vidix.sf.net project
> > - or, as vidix was iirc originaly coded by MPlayer devels, host it on
> > mplayerhq using SVN, that would allow us to have an always up-to-date
> > vidix lib/drivers (and so keep it built-in) as it is done for
> > libavcodec/format.
> > 
> > What you think about it ??
> Merging both vidix implementations is most welcome.  We've been talking
> about this for years now, but there was never a volunteer to take on the
> work.  If you do this it will be a valuable contribution.

While we're at it, is anyone interested in making wrappers so that
vidix drivers build as kernelspace modules? Running them in userspace
is exceedingly stupid, requiring your movie player to run as root or
else use kernel modules with root vulns (svgalib_helper).


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