[PLUG] Mini-Project in Linux

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 09:08:09 PST 2007


On 1/8/07, Ashutosh Adkar <ashu.adkar at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Actually am really interested in Systems.But tell me one in apps and
> systems
> each.
> Thanks a lot.
>
>
How about writing a script to fetch all dependencies and provide gui-based
options for the configure, make, make install routine for VLC [
www.videolan.org] source?  For Fedora, Debian, OpenSuse *and* Mandriva?

I am always scared of trying to compile VLC as I don't know what to make of
so many options of what libraries / plugis to include or safely exclude, and
most of the pre-compiled versions are either obsolete, unavailable for many
distributions and /or are limited due to patent concerns.

I am sure there might be many like me.  I was actually thinking of offering
somebody money to create such a utility under the GPL, but if there is
somebody who can take it up as a 'project', why, I'd love to keep my fists
clenched tight.

I honestly don't know if this utility would be large enough to qualify, but
hey, you could also offer it to the VLC website as an alternative install
method.

Just a thought.


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