[FFmpeg-devel] Areas needing work

compn tempn at mi.rr.com
Tue Apr 7 00:40:52 CEST 2015

On Mon, 6 Apr 2015 05:43:29 +0200
Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> * Decentralize
>   Too many things are done and admined by me, iam doing security
> updates to the servers, doing the git merges, maintaining all
> releases, maintaining half the fate clients, submitting data to
> coverity and doing all the crap that noone else wants to do.
>   Does the community care so little that they want me to be a single
> point of failure?

its supply and demand. the community has a supply of you maintaining
the whole thing and many other devs maintaining other pieces. supply is

it might be wise for you to take a week off every month. to allow a
demand for some one to step up. or maybe i'm crazy. 

or maybe just take breaks from doing particular jobs like coverity or
maintaining fate clients.

did you already setup the fate clients so they can be logged in by
another devel to maintain? by maintain i'm guessing not much is needed,
maybe upgrading libs or rebooting or something? easy stuff i'm assuming.

> * Conferences / exhibitions, public stuff
>   Theres a conference, linuxtag, fosdem, whatever, wherever in your
> local area and you think FFmpeg should be represented there ?
>   Simple, go there and represent FFmpeg! unless you are too shy ...
> of course. FFmpeg is a large community of users and developers, the
> developers who managed the last stands/booths arent special, every
> FFmpeg developer and even Users who know ffmpeg a bit better who like
> can do this too. Also please add all conferences / exhibitions to
>   https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Conferences

we need the conferences to attract developers? doh! now you tell me.
some of us may need encouragement or some kind of description of what
is needed to represent a booth. whats needed, how many hours, how much
$$$ for a booth at a convention, what should we bring, etc.

maybe people that have been to conferences can list what goes on and
what you do. maybe report how fun it is or how boring! :)


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