[Ffmpeg-devel] Coverity defect scan

Mike Melanson mike
Sat Mar 11 23:18:30 CET 2006

Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 11, 2006 at 10:25:22AM -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
>>Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>Fixing these defects is also going to be a status thing I guess.  The
>>>xine people loudly say how horrible the MPlayer code is at every
>>>possible occasion.  Nevertheless their defect rate is considerably
>>>higher than ours.
>>	0.416 > 0.465? Back to school, Diego.
> Haha, that comment sure motivated some people :)
> Nevertheless read the following in the article about Coverity on
> lwn.net:
>   The projects with the lowest defect density include Ethereal, OpenVPN,
>   Perl, and xmms; the all-time winner is xmms, with a total of six
>   detected errors. At the other end of the scale, one finds Amanda,
>   Firebird, NetSNMP, OpenLDAP, Samba, X, and Xine.
> http://lwn.net/Articles/174769/
> http://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/174769/07c92421c084afbb/
> ;-p

	Maybe you should read the authoritative site, such as it is, which 
reports actual defect density figures.

	-Mike Melanson

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