[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCHv2] doc/developer: add note on patches that fix warnings

Ganesh Ajjanagadde gajjanagadde at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 00:55:06 CEST 2015

This adds some recommendations while submitting patches that fix warnings.

Signed-off-by: Ganesh Ajjanagadde <gajjanagadde at gmail.com>
 doc/developer.texi | 6 ++++++
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
index b8259e7..4d0fc9f 100644
--- a/doc/developer.texi
+++ b/doc/developer.texi
@@ -391,6 +391,12 @@ be changed to not generate a warning unless that causes a slowdown
 or obfuscates the code.
+While fixing compiler warnings, please add some information to the commit
+message body indicating the toolchain configuration.
+This is very helpful for future maintainers since it eases possible
+modifications when the toolchain gets updated.
+ at item
 Make sure that no parts of the codebase that you maintain are missing from the
 @file{MAINTAINERS} file. If something that you want to maintain is missing add it with
 your name after it.

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