[maemo-users] Projects Nokia should support (yours?)

From: Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) zeenix at gmail.com
Date: Sun Nov 2 03:09:23 EET 2008
On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 1:05 AM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contreras at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 4:40 AM, Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) <zeenix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 10:35 AM, Fred <Fred at lefevere-laoide.net> wrote:
>>> Would VLC (http://www.videolan.org) be a good client ?
>>> There was a port for Maemo but it was underpowered.
>>> It has the capacity to be embedded and could be a very good all-purpose
>>> (all-codec) media player ...
>>  Perhaps this is one of the days when VLC developers regret the
>> decision to not synchronize/collaborate with GStreamer when GStreamer
>> was "there"? Since Nokia supports GStreamer for very obvious (to the
>> maemo community) reasons, supporting a competitor project wouldn't be
>> a very wise idea.
> Like supporting both Qt and GTK+?

  Heh! this analogy isn't a very good one since:

1. You do know that Qt is now owned by Nokia? Adding support for that
besides maintaining support for *existing" Gtk+ shouldn't be a big

 2. Gtk+ and Qt are very great UI *frameworks* but the same is not
true about GStreamer, VLC and MPlayer since the last two are more of
Players rather than frameworks, although good pretty good but still
not really frameworks.


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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