[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Donations & hw for FFmpeg developers

Thilo Borgmann thilo.borgmann at mail.de
Fri Sep 13 11:20:46 CEST 2013

Am 13.09.13 03:38, schrieb Michael Niedermayer:
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:55:29AM +0200, Thilo Borgmann wrote:
>> Am 11.09.13 11:50, schrieb Thilo Borgmann:
>>>> Are there any FFmpeg developers who need faster hardware for their
>>>> work on FFmpeg ?
>>>> If there are, i think we should make a list of who needs what.
>>>> Then people and companies could donate either hw or money to that
>>>> developer directly or over SPI for that hw.
>>>> And there are many companies who would benefit from developers being
>>>> able to work more efficiently and faster ...
>>>> Also faster hw would mean fate tests run faster and developers would
>>>> less often skip them which would translate into fewer breakages in
>>>> git.
>>>> bisecting regressions would proportionally speed up with faster hw
>>>> and so on ...
>>> I would propose to add a new ticket type like "sponsoring request" or similar to
>>> Trac. Then create a new report for these tickets and have a direct link to that
>>> report on the webpage.
>>> Tickets can give a better description of what to expect from the view of a
>>> potential sponsor than a plain table entry. Also, amongst further advantages,
>>> they are easier to maintain than a list directly on the webpage, for example.
>>> Btw there has also been a question during the VDD of how to help us besides
>>> directly giving money - e.g. by using a companies hardware infrastructure,
>>> making specs accessible etc. Next to that such needs could also be reflected by
>>> a ticket, we might continue that discussion started during VDD here.
>> And while thinking about it, the other way around by adding a "bounty"-like
>> ticket type could be of use for companies to announce sponsored feature requests
>> instead of writing to the few developers at the consulting page...
> maybe "bounty" as keyword would work better than as ticket type
> consider someone wants to send 5 pizzas to whoever fixes bug #123
> the ticket would be of type defect (or could be a feature request
> too)
> but if people prefer a ticket type i can add one, its not hard ...

I don't really care although duplicated ticket types (e.g. "typename (bounty)")
would be easier to find in all the existing reports listing the ticket types but
not the keywords.

Either way, another report for finding all bounties should be added once the
decision above is made.


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