[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add detail to the documentation for ffmpeg -map.

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala
Sat Mar 12 11:24:22 CET 2011

On date Saturday 2011-03-12 03:02:32 +0100, Luca Barbato encoded:
> On 03/12/2011 12:01 AM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > Ping. I'll take the opportunity to restate that the gatekeeper idea is
> > not a good one.
> People complains because we don't spend enough time in review before
> pushing stuff, people complain because we let patches wait for comments...

Rule of thumb: *public* API changes affect all developers and are
usually delicate (in subtle ways), so should be mandatory to give a
reasonable amount of time to people for commenting. Documentation
patches are not that important, since they can be easily changed later
and they don't affect (directly) the code.

In general, if there is no one around which has
time/competence/interest for reviewing a patch this shouldn't prevent
the commit. Adopting the wait-three-days-and-apply-if-no-comment
protocol was a good way to ensure that an interested developer can
still push her changes even in this case. Pinging, updating and
tracking a patch can be tedious and frustrating.
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