[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] AVISynth support

Diego Biurrun diego
Fri Aug 25 17:21:36 CEST 2006

On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 04:35:05PM +0200, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> >On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 02:22:13PM +0200, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> >>Steve Lhomme wrote:
> >>>OK, here is a patch without. Also with pkt->pts support and stream 
> >>>discarding (very useful given the amount of data used).
> >>So, was I right when assuming that even after cleaning the patch it will 
> >>not be applied anyway ? (and Michael was wrong when assuming I would 
> >>never clean/fix it).
> >
> >As I've told you before, you are not being singled out here, there are a
> >ton of patches waiting to be applied.  However, I can tell you that your
> >attitude does not help at all.
> You mean I can come back in 1 week and nothing will have changed because 
> of my attitude ? I've had many people (not at DivX) telling me the patch 
> will never make it anyway, and some that I shouldn't even bother wasting 
> my time trying. But I tried, again.

Now this is funny, I have many people tell me I shouldn't bother wasting
my time discussing with you, but here I am again...

> Then I waited 1 full week to see if it was just me or something. At 
> least the mail didn't get lost since Michael said the code is (now) OK 
> and another guy tried it successfully on MinGW. But as I expected it 
> never made it to SVN.

So?  Look around, the world includes more than just you, there are many
patches waiting a week or more to get applied.  I repeat: You are not
being singled out, you are not being ignored on purpose, it's just that
the committers and reviewers are overloaded.  It's as simple as that,
nothing more.

> My attitude is the result of this disappointement. Because once again I 
> let back my prejudices for a while and assumed doing the right thing 
> would produce the right result.

Nevertheless other people in the same situation don't show your
attitude, how come?

I guesstimate that there are 10-20 approved but unapplied FFmpeg patches
in my mailbox alone, most of them waiting far longer than a week.

Sending polite reminders that a patch is approved but possibly forgotten
is welcome, bitching is going to achieve the opposite of what you intend
it to achieve.


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