[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH/RFC]Change development policy

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Oct 4 13:04:07 CEST 2010

On Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 11:22:51AM +0200, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> Hi!
> I believe this was originally suggested by Reimar, and since supported by 
> several developers.
> Since this may be controversial, please comment in any case and suggest 
> wording improvements, flames (including whose idea it was) are less welcome.
> I will consider applying if I receive no comments at all, Carl Eugen

>  developer.texi |    3 +++
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)
> 290cbac2de815e5b43f4e3fcc065bdc9b13648e4  patchAPI.diff
> Index: doc/developer.texi
> ===================================================================
> --- doc/developer.texi	(revision 25330)
> +++ doc/developer.texi	(working copy)
> @@ -155,6 +155,9 @@
>     Note: Redundant code can be removed.
>  @item
> +   Do not apply patches that change public API without discussing them
> +   on the mailing list first.
> + at item

I suggest:
diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
index e362eec..9c43123 100644
--- a/doc/developer.texi
+++ b/doc/developer.texi
@@ -149,7 +149,8 @@ should also be avoided if they don't make the code easier to understand.
    Also if you have doubts about splitting or not splitting, do not hesitate to
    ask/discuss it on the developer mailing list.
-   Do not change behavior of the program (renaming options etc) without
+   Do not change behavior of the program (renaming options,
+   changing public API or ABI, etc) without
    first discussing it on the ffmpeg-devel mailing list. Do not remove
    functionality from the code. Just improve!

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

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