[Ffmpeg-cvslog] CVS: ffmpeg/doc faq.texi,1.25,1.26

Diego Biurrun CVS diego
Fri Dec 2 16:25:13 CET 2005

Update of /cvsroot/ffmpeg/ffmpeg/doc
In directory mail:/var2/tmp/cvs-serv21705

Modified Files:
Log Message:
Elaborate on the Visual C-- situation.

Index: faq.texi
RCS file: /cvsroot/ffmpeg/ffmpeg/doc/faq.texi,v
retrieving revision 1.25
retrieving revision 1.26
diff -u -d -r1.25 -r1.26
--- faq.texi	2 Dec 2005 15:14:09 -0000	1.25
+++ faq.texi	2 Dec 2005 15:25:10 -0000	1.26
@@ -200,10 +200,17 @@
 @section Visual C++ produces many errors.
-You need a C compiler (Visual C++ is not compliant to the C standard).
+Visual C++ is not compliant to the C standard and does not support
+the inline assembly used in FFmpeg.
 If you wish - for whatever weird reason - to use Visual C++ for your
 project then you can link the Visual C++ code with libav* as long as
 you compile the latter with a working C compiler. For more information, see
 the @emph{Visual C++ compatibility} section in the FFmpeg documentation.
+There have been efforts to make FFmpeg compatible with Visual C++ in the
+past. However, they have all been rejected as too intrusive, especially
+since MinGW does the job perfectly adequately. None of the core developers
+work with Visual C++ and thus this item is low priority. Should you find
+the silver bullet that solves this problem, feel free to shoot it at us.

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