[FFmpeg-devel] netiquette

Robert Swain robert.swain
Fri Jan 4 18:56:19 CET 2008


On 04/01/2008, madshi <dear at madshi.net> wrote:
> Diego, I can understand that you're frustrated with people ignoring the
> mailing list's rules. I really do understand that. There are often
> people posting in my own forums ignoring all the rules I set. So I
> really do feel your pain.
> But what I don't understand is how you're weighing my actions. Yes, I
> did violate some mailing list rules because I didn't read the full
> instructions. That was wrong and I have already apologized for that (and
> changed my posting style). But on the positive side I have also come
> with a fully tested and working bugfix for "your" code. I think you're a
> developer yourself, aren't you? So you surely know that debugging other
> people's code is no fun. Furthermore I'm a Delphi developer by heart and
> doing C++ stuff is really painful for me. Now instead of posting a
> "thanks" for me spending hours on debugging bugs in "your" code you were
> welcoming me with a "go away" attitude just because I dared to post a
> bugfix before studying the mailing list's rules from A to Z. Reading
> your posts it seems to me that the mailing list formatting rules are
> more important to you than getting bugs fixed in ffmpeg. I don't think
> that's the right approach.
> Anyway, no harm done (on my side, at least).
> P.S: Of course I was and still am not expecting any "thank you"s. After
> all you're all doing work for the public without getting much reward
> back yourself.

1) Thank you for your effort.
2) We use C not C++. :)


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