[Ffmpeg-devel] development policy change [RFC][PATCH]

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Jul 3 13:03:33 CEST 2006


On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 12:39:53PM +0200, Reimar Doeffinger wrote:
> Hello,
> On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 11:52:55AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > +++ ffmpeg-doc.texi	(working copy)
> > @@ -1271,7 +1271,10 @@
> >     you applied the patch.
> >  @item
> >     Do NOT commit to code actively maintained by others without permission. Send
> > -   a patch to ffmpeg-devel instead.
> > +   a patch to ffmpeg-devel instead. If noone awnsers within a reasonable time
> > +   (12h for build failure and security fixes, 3 days for all other small changes
> > +    1 week for big patches) then commit your patch if you think its ok
> > +    also note, the maintainer can simply ask for more time to review!
> Agree (except s/awnser/answer/ and s/its/it is/ of course), though 1
> week might be a bit short for big changes, esp. since the maintainer
> might simply be on holiday (or should we make it overcomplicated and
> introduce a maintainer-on-holiday mode :-P )

hmm the mainteiner might be 2 weeks on holiday too and we really shouldnt
delay patches by months ...

my suggestion would be that maintainers could simply add a note into the
MAINTAINERS file, like:
iam on holiay until X, wait until X+1 week before commiting any big changes to
my files


iam busy, post patches to ffmpeg-dev and if noone replies and you are sure
your change is ok then commit in 2 days

iam not sure though if we should explain that explicitly in the policy it
might become quite bloated over time if we add every such detail ...


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