[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Some ideas for roundup
Sat Oct 9 13:15:28 CEST 2010
On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 11:52:10AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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.
We have that and its called topic
how did you miss it, its quite clearly vissible i thought?
> * 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
Iam not sure here, easy issues will be fixed quickly normally so age is likely
a good indicator for difficulty already. That said iam not opposed to add such
a field i just have a bit a doubt that people will maintain it, i think
> 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.
Iam strongly opposed here, this has very high abuse potential and as said
the age is already a natural indicator for 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.)
we can add a funding topic to issues where there is funding if people want
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