[FFmpeg-devel] XVMC diego vs. ivan

Ivan Kalvachev ikalvachev
Wed Feb 11 21:35:42 CET 2009

On 2/11/09, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> Hi
> As you likely noticed we have 2 developers who have a very seriuous problem
> about the color of a filename or 2.
> Both have asked me to step in more or less.
> As this filename means the world to each of our gladiators they are willing
> to flame&troll to the death but this didnt work too well online so they
> started to be frustrated that they are still both alive and not laying with
> cut off limbs in the dirt ...
> So ive decide to by the ancient rules and traditions
> to call both of them to a fight to the death.
> The rules:
> * i will review the xvmc code
> * i will post my review as soon as its done, likely today
>   or tomorow
> * fixing each point completely (or almost so) gives a point
> * breaking compilation, regtests or the code in question looses
>   1 point per commit that causes such breakage if the other
>   gladiator notices the breakage and post a note to ffmpeg-cvslog
> * when all points have been dealt with or there is a period of 24h
>   without commits by the gladiators related to the deathmatch the
>   games end.
> * commiting code that is not split cleanly (that is deals with 2 issues at
>   once) or commits that just try to obstruct the other leads to
>   loss of 1 point
> * If there is a winner (one that has more points than the other)
>   then he shall until a future such match or vote have absolute
>   power over xvmc file and identifer names and related header installation.
> * if neither gladiator achives more than 0 points than the file
>   shall be declated unmaintained
> * If both have the same number of points >0 then ivan shall have
>   absolut power over xvmc file and identifer names and related header
> installation.
>   (this just confirms that ivan is still maintainer and active)
> That is of course all unless the 2 can agree on some compromise before i
> post my review

I have pointed the name "mpegvideo_xvmc.c" as compromise in my first mail
to the relevant thread, but it was completely ignored.

> comments welcome!

You are idea is too wicked to be joke, so I'll take it seriously.

I'm just really curious would there really be enough non-trivial issues,
or the competition would be solved by who reads your mail first.

Also how can I be sure that Diego and Mans won't work in tandem
just like in the flames?

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