[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] define _BSD_SOURCE for bktr.c

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Sat Dec 13 23:34:14 CET 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 10:03:08PM +0000, Jacob Meuser wrote:
> I didn't really push it because it
> seems silly to add the nm/od "standards compliance features" for just
> one configure script (yes, ffmpeg is the only one).

If nobody supports standards nobody uses them, if nobody uses them
nobody supports them etc.
Btw. the situation from FFmpeg side is very similar: it seems silly to
add extra code to just support the quirks of one OS (yes, OpenBSD is the
only one in that case).

> maybe the way I was doing things wasn't quite the best, but there
> was no review, just bashing.

Well, not claiming that "manners" probably could be a lot improved
around here, but little of the "bashing" is without substance around
here IMO, and some of the bashing may well have been intended as review.

> and now I'm being told I never did anything.  that's pretty insulting.

Haven't seen anyone saying that, but I admit I did not remember you
But if it is worth anything to you, you certainly do not need to feel
singled out, the Debian maintainer of MPlayer did get some bashing for
keeping all his changes in one single unreviewable patch, and I sure did
bash the Ubuntu maintainers for adding pulseaudio support via an
officially rejected patch that reproducibly caused MPlayer to hang and
other fun bugs.
Which may also help understand why some of us are very allergic to
"distribution" maintainers hoarding a set of mysterious and undocumented
patches, and just for good measure I want to add a reminder how well that ended
for debian-ssl.

Reimar D?ffinger

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