[MPlayer-dev-eng] [PATCH] FreeBSD DVD Fix
eischen at vigrid.com
Sat Aug 7 06:18:20 CEST 2004
On Sat, 7 Aug 2004, Attila Kinali wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 01, 2004 at 05:09:44PM -0700, rcooley wrote:
> > On Sat, 31 Jul 2004 11:20:11 +0900
> > Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:
> > I would obviously choose the former, especially if I was just the
> > MPlayer port maintainer (which I'm not BTW, in case anyone has the
> > wrong idea), and had no standing to decide what happens with GCC.
> > Maybe it doesn't justify the patch being comitted to MPlayer, but it
> > certainly does justify the patch being in the ports.
> How about sending the gcc devels a bugreport ?
> > > I really hate this BSD attitude to not touch any software that
> > > comes from linux or has any connections to GNU.
> > I don't know where you get that idea. There is plenty of GPL'd software
> > in-use, being modified, etc. Both in the base system and in ports. The
> > issue is that GCC is a huge and complex program, and nobody really wants
> > to volunteer to fix it. Would you like to tackle the job? You'll be
> > welcomed with open arms, I'm sure.
> Use, yes. Feedback, no. And this comes from expirience.
> I've meet too many bsd users who just use gpl or gnu code until they hit
> a bug. Then the workaround it or use something else. But no bug is ever
> reported. Or take MPlayer as an example, most bsds have huge ports
> patches, although MPlayer is supposed to compile out of the box. Noone
> of them were send upstream until we asked explicitly for them.
Uhm, I take exception to that statement. I've sent FreeBSD-specific
patches for LDT allocation (which were incorporated). And you needn't
ask for them when they are always available:
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