[FFmpeg-devel] Merge "contest"

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Mon Feb 27 05:47:32 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 05:24:15AM +0100, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> Iam replying here instead of todays snow docs flame as its quite a
> different topic and not so much flame id say
> Reimar said there that:
> > If you have a specific funding proposal it would be easier for me to
> > say more about this.
> > But it is clear that mostly the foundation has been sponsoring big
> > projects, so I have no idea what other directors think about sponsoring
> > this kind of small but possibly long-term stuff.
> Now this is not so much a proposal than a little bit about the "small"
> above.
> The daily merges are sometimes dead easy and sometimes they are not.
> The hard cases can be summarized by simply being buggy to begin with
> one way or another. A result that IMHO comes due to patches not being
> reviewed by people who know the code 
> But thats just idle talk, lets come to the point, as reimar mentioned
> the work being small i skiped the hard part of todays merge. I leave
> this to reimar or other interrested parties to merge. Ive added
> some terse quick comments to 2 of the commits in ()
> also i dont plan to merge these tomorrow or later, its really
> you (plural) or they will be missing.
> And about the future, I really think the community should reunite
> and should work on a single open mailing list. 2 Trees or 1 or 100
> is of no relevance, friendly merges are very effective (linux is the
> best proof) the technical issue with the current situation are that
> we are really doing enemy merges with developers not pulling on the
> same string in the same direction. The social part of the hostilities
> i guess i dont need to mention, everyone from both sides surely could
> quote examples in large amounts. But i guess iam drifting Off topic
> here so ill stop.

i forgot to mention, dont forget running fate between the cherry picks
it has to pass (at the end of all changes and picks at least)
and while i wont do this merge, i am of course available if anyone
has questions

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notwithstanding go out to meet it. -- Thucydides
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