[MPlayer-users] Re: gtk2 and mplayer 0.91

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sat Aug 23 18:26:20 CEST 2003

On Sat, Aug 23, 2003 at 05:32:16AM -0500, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> D Richard Felker III wrote:
> >I don't think mplayer's gui is meant to work with gtk2. IIRC, someone
> >went and removed lots of broken/outdated/nonsensical options from the
> >configure script, to force the Gentoo package maintainers to clean up
> >that mess. The Gentoo package was enabling lots of options that simply
> >did not work and that would produce a broken/slow mplayer...so it's
> >probably best for you to just get mplayer source and compile yourself
> >rather than using emerge.
> It sounds like it was the MPlayer configure that was hideous and broken 
> and that it was the ebuild that forced the MPlayer's configure to be 
> cleaned up. If you build MPlayer yourself, you can fix the ebuild based 

Perhaps. But there's nothing wrong with having *experimental* options
(which are marked as such!) in your configure script, for developers
to use, in a pre-1.0 version. What *is* broken is for a distro's
package to use these options just because they sound "cool"...


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