mp3 update

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Fri Aug 14 05:52:48 CDT 2009

Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Marcus Meissner <marcus at> writes:
>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 09:07:29PM +0200, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>>> Austin English <austinenglish at> writes:
>>>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Juan Lang<juan.lang at> wrote:
>>>>>> All the more reason to use the existing libmpg123 instead of trying to
>>>>>> maintain our own version, IMO.
>>>>> Aric already explained that we can't:  it doesn't exist on the Mac.
>>>> Not to nitpick, but if that's the reason for bundling libmpg, there
>>>> are several other libraries we should bundle...
>>> It's not the reason, as you point out the Mac is lacking a lot of
>>> things. I believe the reason we copied it was that it wasn't widely
>>> available on Linux either, because of licensing issues. If it's now
>>> included in the major distros then we should certainly consider dynamic
>>> loading.
>> At least on SUSE I have to patch it out due to license issues, so my builds
>> do not have mp3 support.
> What issues?  The mp3 patents?  That's a different problem than the
Yes. Fedora has the same problem.

> original licensing issues, though of course it is also a good argument
> for making it a dynamic dependency.
Right; saves the vendors the effort to patch it back out of Wine.


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