[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Applying trivial things vs. sending patches.
Sat Aug 30 11:26:21 CEST 2008
2008/8/30 Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>:
> On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 03:12:53AM +0200, Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
>> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> > On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 02:29:33AM +0200, Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
>> > > Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> > > > As the question of applying trivial things (typos, trivial optimizations,
>> > > > simplifications, ...) occasionally causes fights and flames i propose here
>> > > > the heal all ill solution ;)
>> > > >
>> > > > What about,
>> > > > Everyone who is ok with or is especially not ok with some things being
>> > > > directly commited to his code, should say so clearly in the MAINTAINERS
>> > > > file.
>> > >
>> > > Before resorting to this, is there anyone against trivial commit without
>> > > patch submission in code he maintains ?
>> > >
>> > > (note that I'm not sure whether your latest dca.c commit can really be
>> > > considered trivial or not, I would say it is borderline)
>> > hmm, i considered it trivial, or rather i considered it
>> > uncontroversal, i mean less code, faster code, less memory ...; who would
>> > object to that?
>> I agree that it should be uncontroversial, but that's not the same as
> I agree, optimizations are hardly ever trivial, and I would prefer it to
> be restricted to trivial (not that there is a clear definition for it).
> Optimizations IMO are very easy to do wrong (e.g. miss a special case),
> and I would not really want them to get less review by getting applied
I agree, I also think it should be restricted to trivial (that is
small/obvious changes). I doubt there would be any objections to
changes such as the dca optimisation, but as that code is not under
Michael's maintainership, it is good to send a patch so the maintainer
can look at it. I would consider the change non-trivial.
I realise that Michael spots a lot of things some of us don't and so
may consider them trivial, but being nudged about them with a patch
would help me learn what this non-trivial to me change is and why it's
being made. I'm more likely to miss a direct commit.
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