[Ffmpeg-devel] I'm giving up
Tue Dec 5 22:51:51 CET 2006
At 22:03 04/12/2006, you wrote:
>Takis, Michael offered you to create a branch on ffmeg svn
>repository. If you do that, your incremental changes will be public
>(and hopefully much easier to review), and everyone with svn write
>privileges may help you.
>I do understand that you would rather have your changes merged right
>away, but well... better have thing get forward than blocked.
In other projects, f.e. freebsd, there is a stable branch and a
develop branch, things go from develop to stable when they work and
are well tested. Perhaps ffmpeg comitter staff can do something like this.
Also, i think a working codec doesn't need to be perfect and
optimized for commit, it needs to work without errors and follow the
coding rules. If not, almost all current code must be drop off from
svn because they arent optimized or implements partially a codec.
Think about snow, is it finished? and fully optimized?, no, then
decomit it from svn; which other codecs have now open bugs? decomitt
them too. You must note that you are demanding from casual helpers a
level of perfection which your own code don't reach. Don't accept a
new codec because it's not optimized isn't a good reason (for me),
the optimizations can be done later.
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