[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] update MAINTAINERS

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik
Tue Feb 22 10:42:30 CET 2011

On Tuesday, 22 February 2011 at 00:40, Alexander Strasser wrote:
> Rob wrote:
> > 2011/2/21 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>:
> > > Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org> writes:
> > >> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 07:00:46PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote :
> > >>> diff --git a/MAINTAINERS b/MAINTAINERS
> > >>
> > >> Why not git rm MAINTAINERS ?
> > >
> > > +1
> > 
> > Why not translate the current maintainers file into a list of people
> > each with a list of their areas of expertise?
>   Yes, you are all so right.
>   It must have been idiots without brains who thought up the MAINTAINERS
> file and its structure. It must be coincidence it was placed in the
> sources themselves where people normally look at when editing files.
> The way it is structured makes it easy to quickly find a person which
> knows/cares about the part of interest, be it codecs or platforms or
> something else. This must have some really obscure reasons.

I share your sentiment. Sarcasm seems appropriate here. Anyway...

The Linux kernel has a MAINTAINERS file. I don't think they ever thought
of abandoning it.

Back before the revolution in FFmpeg, it wasn't a problem to commit stuff
to areas maintained by others after getting approval from the maintainers.
I don't see why it can't be like that now. A MAINTAINERS file serves a
useful purpose and is easy to access for patch submitters. Don't make it go


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