11th week of VideoLAN reports
This week was quite hot, in the real world, and we're in the core of the summer; therefore this week was quite calm on all fronts
Features and changes
A large part of the OS X interface was rewritten by Felix, to use more modern code, notably Objective 2.0 features.
We've seen notably the usage of automatic properties synthesis, the removal of object instances in the xib files, the removal of the support of Mac OS X 10.6 and the class APIs reduction. All this should modernize the VLC OS X codebase quite a bit.
As often lately, we've seen also fixes for HLS, notably to fix a regression on Windows, where no HLS stream were working and one to correctly support AAC audio.
We've also added support for WebVTT subtitles inside MKV, fixed a few memory leaks, and a regression in the DirectShow input module.
This week was quite calm, as I said before.
We've therefore spent a lot of time fixing regressions and bugs for this release.
We've also fixed a few issues for the Android TV version: the previous weeks changes introduced some regressions, especially for the background video playback feature.
The iOS port got integration of CoreSpotlight to support global search for iOS 9.0.
We've also pushed a few fixes, as usual.
I know all this is a bit less than the usual work, but it's the summer. I hope we'll get more done next weeks... :D
That's all for this week! Have fun!