[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] make img_convert symbol conditional on lavc version, not libswscale

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Jun 30 23:34:41 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:55:53PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> >> Right. It is not that much work AFAIUI, and having it upstream would
> >> give us more eyes to watch out for problems caused by this.
> >
> > The question is, do we have someone who is willing and able to maintain
> > it? One who will fix bugs reported by users in case there are any ...
> > So far people just said they want the patch, also at least one said
> > that he wouldnt be able to maintain it. I do not remember anyone
> > volunteering to maintain this patch ...
> What qualification would that person need?

able to code in C, review C code use a debugger, compiler and editor and be
smart enough to debug possibly non trivial bugs in a C program.
With some luck the patch is fine but if not there could be various obscure
IIRC some issue was actually already found and fixed in some variant used
by some distro in this thread ...

> AFAIUI Diego seems to be willing to support it as he proposed it in the
> beginning of this thread. I'm willing to assist him with that from the
> distro POV.
> >> Distros are carrying this patch for years now without serious
> >> concerns, after all, so it cannot be that broken as one might suspect
> >> in the first place.
> >
> > Distros are carrying alot for years ...
> >
> > My general rule of thumb is nowadays, if something doesnt work and its not
> > obviously my own fault, it tends to be the vendors fault more often than
> > upstreams ...
> That's why this patch was forwarded to upstream in the first place: In
> the hope to get commented properly. Up to know the only answer I got
> was "naah, go away, we don't know what effects this might have and don't
> care enough to look at it". :/ [1]

If we have someone willing to maintain then his first job is to properly
review the patch take a quick look at old and new stuff and declare if its
ok or not (and if not then why not) ...

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