[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main configure,1.1202,1.1203

Ivan Kalvachev ikalvachev at gmail.com
Sun May 28 17:07:26 CEST 2006

2006/5/28, Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>:
> Hi,
> On Sun, May 28, 2006 at 01:20:35PM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> [...]
> I know the configure part can be improved, but I consider it good
> enough. Unless somebody else does something it won't change.
> > In short it means configure will always abort in msys because it
> > requires something it doesn't need for something it won't build.
> 1) at least it tells you want to do to avoid this problem
> 2) if you have libiconv you will have iconv even on MinGW AFAICT
> 3) if you don't have libiconv you're creating a horrible build anyway
> since almost non of the non-english subtitles will work (at least that
> was my experience when I tried last time).
> 4) consider it a test if we should switch to UTF-8 encoding globally
> anytime soon.

I send mail only because cvs is down and cannot commit the very
trivial workaround myself.
Not intended to start flame war of another trivial subject.

1. It does also say why it needs it - GUI. Mind you that mingw/win32
is not native utf8 system.

2. mingw is build environment. The command environment msys is
separate thing. Don't ask me... I'm not the one invented it :|

3. I'm well aware of this. But actually configure did detect libiconv,
so this is just your assumption on #2.
I may be wrong but I think you are still able to play subtitles using
-subfont-encoding, as long as the font know that codetable.

4. Haven't I said the same?

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