[haiku-commits] Re: haiku: hrev47086 - in src: kits/media servers/media

  • From: Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:42:19 +0200 (CEST)

> 2feaa37: Move media plug-in support to application side.
>   Now, the format handling is done by each application. The node
>   monitoring is removed, instead the apps will scan the plugin directory
>   when first using the media kit classes. Restarting the application is
>   needed to update the media formats list.

While my answer to your question to the mailing list may come have a bit late, I
feel your solution is inferior to what was there before.
Having to restart applications for add-on changes is something we tried to avoid
everywhere, and so far managed to do AFAICT.
If the add-on has already been loaded by the application, it will continue to
work, anyway.
That the previous implementation was not ideal, does not mean it's okay to
replace it with something even worse.

Generally, when asking for input on a mailing list, you should have more
patience :-)

>   * Split in a separate commit to help git keep track of moved files.

Huh? Never had any issues with that.


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