[Mplayer-users] MPlayer on non x86 platform

Arpi arpi at thot.banki.hu
Thu Jun 14 01:31:14 CEST 2001


> >Some hate those 8-wide tabs and use 2 or 4 (using tabs or spaces, variable) or 8.. etc. we don't want to change this.
> Yeah, but not indenting body of the function at all is always a bad idea.
Hmm. Why to shift right long pages if the file itself is the function?

I think you mean mplayer.c, it has sometimes bad indenting. But it has
too many levels of depth, and we want to keep it eradable without
scrolling horizontaly.

> >I have no problem with speed of ./configure (behind my p3-900+256mb :))))
> >but we know nothing about autoconf files and usage. I tried to learn it a
> >year ago, no success.
> It seems complicated in the begging but actually it's pretty simple. 
> Years of developing and maintaining several projects (vtun.sf.net, bluez.sf.net,etc) made me autoconf fan :))
But we has no years to learn it. If there is a little bug, tons of bugreports
arrive and our mailserver gets flooded :)

> >It's OK to change to autoconf (!) but _ONLY_ if someone converts current
> >./configure script to autoconf thinggy, and after it he _MAINTAINING_IT_.
> >I (and other mplayer developers) don't want to learn autoconf stuff!!!
> >Someone with depth knowledge of it needs, because there are very complicated
> >tests in ./configure (much more that check of existance a file).
> Ok. I'll see if I have time for that.

> >Btw automake really sucks, with its very long unreadable makefiles and
> >.libs etc subdirectories. autoconf is ok, at least I see its sense.
> I wouldn't say that it sucks. Sometimes it does a good job. 

A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team

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