[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Some ideas for roundup
Sat Oct 9 11:52:10 CEST 2010
here there are some ideas I have in mind since some time which I'd
like to apply to roundup soon or later.
* per-issue tagging
This may be useful for categorizing the issues per type,
e.g. licensing related issues, ffplay related issues, libavformat
related issues, crash related isssues and so on.
* level of difficulty of the issue
Many bugs are trivial to fix, and may be an ideal task for wannabee
contributors (think at it like a sort of "FFmpeg love" tasks). Also
the "estimated" level of difficulty may be useful for funding issue
resolutions, which may be related to the time of the issue and to
the level of difficulty.
Note that this item may be merged with the per-issue tags, since the
level of difficulty may be implemented as a set of tags.
* per-issue funding
It should be possible for an user to fund the resolution of an
issue. The money may be devolved to the fondation and re-imbursed to
the donor if the issue is not fixed in some variable amount of
time. The money may be assigned to the fixer and in part to the
foundation (e.g. 80% to the fixer and 20% to the foundation).
Here things may be tricky if we want to avoid conflicts amongst
developers (e.g. two devs working at the same issue, or when it is
not clear which is the "right" solution", also complex issues
usually require much work which may be shared amongst several
developers), so we have to consider if the cons prevail over the
(Another consideration is that bug-funding may lead to more bugs.)
And to make more fun we should accept not only money but whatever
the donor like (e.g. a postcard, a peluche, some HW, a box of
special beer, potatoes, whatever but possibly not illegal.)
Comments are welcome.
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