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

Jacob Meuser jakemsr
Sun Dec 14 01:33:33 CET 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 11:34:14PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> 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
> either.
> 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.

good points.

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