[FFmpeg-cvslog] r10489 - trunk/doc/issue_tracker.txt
Thu Sep 13 16:17:13 CEST 2007
Date: Thu Sep 13 16:17:09 2007
New Revision: 10489
--- trunk/doc/issue_tracker.txt (original)
+++ trunk/doc/issue_tracker.txt Thu Sep 13 16:17:09 2007
@@ -1,55 +1,55 @@
-ffmpegs bug/patch/feature request tracker manual
+FFmpeg's bug/patch/feature request tracker manual
-NOTE, this is a draft
+NOTE: This is a draft.
-FFmpeg uses roundup for tracking issues, new issues and changes to
+FFmpeg uses Roundup for tracking issues, new issues and changes to
existing issues can be done through a web interface and through email.
It is possible to subscribe to individual issues by adding yourself to the
nosy list or to subscribe to the ffmpeg-issues mailing list which receives
a mail for every change to every issue. Replies to such mails will also
-properly be added to the respective issue.
+be properly added to the respective issue.
(the above does all work already after light testing)
The subscription URL for the ffmpeg-issues list is:
The URL of the webinterface of the tracker is:
-Note the URLs in this document are obfuscated, you must append top level
-domain of hungary to the tracker, and italy to the mailinglist.
+Note the URLs in this document are obfuscated, you must append the top level
+domain of Hungary to the tracker, and of Italy to the mailing list.
-Theres a mailinglist to which all new issues and changes to existing issues
-are sent to, you can subscribe through
+There is a mailing list to which all new issues and changes to existing issues
+are sent. You can subscribe through
Replies to messages there will have their text added to the specific issues.
Attachments will be added as if they had been uploaded via the web interface.
You can change the status, substatus, topic, ... by changing the subject in
your reply like:
Re: [issue94] register_avcodec and allcodecs.h [type=patch;status=open;substatus=approved]
-roundup will then change things as you requested and remove the [...] from
-the subject before forwarding the mail to the mailinglist
+Roundup will then change things as you requested and remove the [...] from
+the subject before forwarding the mail to the mailing list.
-note: issue = (bug report || patch || feature request)
+NOTE: issue = (bug report || patch || feature request)
- An error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in ffmpeg or libav* that
+ An error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in FFmpeg or libav* that
prevents it from behaving as intended.
Request of support for encoding or decoding of a new codec, container
Request of support for more, less or plain different output or behavior
- where the current behavior cannot be considered wrong.
+ where the current implementation cannot be considered wrong.
A patch as generated by diff which conforms to the patch submission and
- Development Policy.
+ development policy.
@@ -59,12 +59,12 @@ critical
No feature request can be critical.
- Bugs which make ffmpeg unusable for a significant number of users, and
+ Bugs which make FFmpeg unusable for a significant number of users, and
patches fixing them.
- Examples here might be completely broken mpeg4 decoding or a build issue
+ Examples here might be completely broken MPEG-4 decoding or a build issue
- While broken 4xm decoding or broken OS/2 build would not be important, the
- separation to normal is somewhat fuzzy ...
+ While broken 4xm decoding or a broken OS/2 build would not be important,
+ the separation to normal is somewhat fuzzy.
For feature requests this priority would be used for things many people
@@ -79,9 +79,9 @@ minor
Something that is desirable to have but that there is no urgency at
- all to implement, e.g.: something completely cosmetic like a
- website restyle or a personalized doxy template or the ffmpeg logo.
- This priority isn't valid for bugs.
+ all to implement, e.g. something completely cosmetic like a website
+ restyle or a personalized doxy template or the FFmpeg logo.
+ This priority is not valid for bugs.
@@ -93,44 +93,45 @@ open
- Final state
+ final state
Initial state of new bugs, patches and feature requests submitted by
Issues which have been briefly looked at and which did not look outright
- This implicates that no real more detailed state applies yet. And the
- more detailed states below implicate that the issue has been briefly
+ This implicates that no real more detailed state applies yet. Conversely,
+ the more detailed states below implicate that the issue has been briefly
- Bugs, patches or feature requests which are duplicate of some other.
- Note patches dealing with the same thing but differently are not duplicate.
+ Bugs, patches or feature requests which are duplicates.
+ Note that patches dealing with the same thing in a different way are not
- Bugs caused by user errors, random ineligible or otherwise nonsense stuff
+ Bugs caused by user errors, random ineligible or otherwise nonsense stuff.
- Bugs which have been reproduced
+ Bugs which have been reproduced.
Bugs which have been analyzed and where it is understood what causes them
and which exact chain of events triggers them. This analysis should be
- available as a message in the bugreport.
+ available as a message in the bug report.
Note, do not change the status to analyzed without also providing a clear
and understandable analysis.
This state implicates that the bug either has been reproduced or that
- reproduction is not needed as the bug is understood already anyway.
+ reproduction is not needed as the bug is already understood.
- Bugreports which are incomplete and or where more information is needed
- from the submitter or another person who can provide the info.
+ Bug reports which are incomplete and or where more information is needed
+ from the submitter or another person who can provide it.
This state implicates that the bug has not been analyzed or reproduced.
Note, the idea behind needs_more_info is to offload work from the
developers to the users whenever possible.
@@ -163,7 +164,7 @@ patch/closed/rejected
Patches which have been rejected.
- Feature requests where its not clear what exactly is wanted
+ Feature requests where it is not clear what exactly is wanted
(these also could be closed as invalid ...).
@@ -176,8 +177,8 @@ feature_request/closed/wont_implement
Note, please do not use type-status-substatus combinations other than the
above without asking on ffmpeg-dev first!
-Note2, if you provide the requested info dont forget to remove the
+Note2, if you provide the requested info do not forget to remove the
@@ -209,7 +210,7 @@ build system
issues in or related to configure/Makefile
- bugs which where working in a past revission
+ bugs which were working in a past revision
issues related to our issue tracker
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