VCL question

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Tue Jan 19 01:32:49 PST 2016

The readme, IMO, just reflects the state of VCL :-) a bit of a mess!


> On 19 Jan 2016, at 5:52 PM, Tor Lillqvist <tml at> wrote:
> > Well the "sv" stands for StarView, I am fairly sure. The "p" might
> > mean "pseudo" or "pixmap"?
> >
> plugin.
> Which of course by now is rather hilarious, as "svp", if I understand correctly, mostly is synonym with "headless" (in the vcl sense), and its code is not a plugin in a technical sense, but statically linked in the vcl (dynamical) library.
> In general, vcl/README would need some clueful editing. It is full of terms that are not defined, used only once, and then later another term used for the same concept. Or the same term used for different concepts. I am not volunteering.
> --tml
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