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

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Wed Jul 5 15:34:53 CEST 2006

Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 00:19 +0200, Roberto Togni wrote:
>> Basically ok, even if 12h looks like a very short time; it's not
>> unusual for me to have unread mails older than 12h on working days
>> (since i go to bed to the next evening when i'm back from office it's
>> about 18/20 hour).
> Is it that bad if some patches get applied without maintainer comments?
> Reverting/editing them afterwards (or telling the person who applied it
> to revert) isn't that much more work than rejecting them before they
> were applied, and IMO it isn't worth having extra bureaucracy and
> mandatory waiting periods just to avoid an occasional revert.
> If someone applies several broken or controversial patches without
> asking/waiting for comments first, then they can be told to stop it
> until they have a clue about which changes are safe, or have their
> repository write access removed.

Just my 2 cents, I think it is bad. I think that ffmpeg code is really
clean because of that current developpement policy and it should really
stay this way.

It is always better to have maintainer approval before the changes,
to have another voice behind you, and maybe just to enforce him to keep
tracking of modifications on the files he is maintaining.

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