[openbeosmediakit] Re: libFMedia

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosmediakit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 15:07:02 CEST (+0200)

Daniel wrote:
> > > simpler) structure on a portable base, just to be independent of 
> > > any 
> > > proprietary OS
> > > manufacturer selling out.
> > 
> > That's basically what we are doing :-)
> hm. i disagree. what you guys are doing is to recreate the BeOS 
> MediaKit, yes=3F true,
> if the OBOS project is successfull (which i sincerely expect and hope 
> :), we will be
> independent from proprietarism. but it is a huge difference to what i 
> am
> investigating, namely, getting something similar to the MediaKit on a 
> =5Fportable=5F
> basis. that is, the basics should run on (O)BeOS, Linux, BSD, OSX and 
> even (if
> someone takes some efforts, certainly not me :) Windoze.

Well, more or less - the Media Kit should be easier portable than most 
other kits - it mostly relies on ports and areas (yeah, I know there is 
more, but porting can cause much work :).

> any media=5Fnode developed for the MediaKit will still only run on 
> OBOS. the MediaKit
> relies on BeOS infrastructure. that is its main strength, and its 
> main weakness.

For the BeOS world itself, it's not a weakness, but of course, I see 
your point :-)


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