[FFmpeg-devel] Merge "contest"

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon Feb 27 08:00:28 CET 2012

On 27 Feb 2012, at 07:48, Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 27 Feb 2012, at 05:24, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Then they will probably be missing. I am sorry if I offended you by the word-choice.
> I had tried to clarify it by adding the word "long-term".
> Then point is that merging a single commit is a really small thing in comparison to e.g. writing a WMA lossless decoder.
> Together it is a lot, but that would be a rather non-specific task.
> I just have no experience with what the general opinion on such things is, none of the previously suggested tasks were really of that type.

Sorry for sending the reply to the wrong place.
I'll probably have a bit of a look because I'm actually curious about those changes.
But I don't have much time to invest.
If your intent is to prove something to me I don't think there is a point, I am at least somewhat aware of the effort, even though I expressed myself badly.
What would you want the foundation to do? What specific would you propose, e.g. who should get how much money for doing what exactly?

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