[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Donations & hw for FFmpeg developers
michaelni at gmx.at
Fri Sep 13 11:48:47 CEST 2013
On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:20:46AM +0200, Thilo Borgmann wrote:
> Am 13.09.13 03:38, schrieb Michael Niedermayer:
> > On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:55:29AM +0200, Thilo Borgmann wrote:
> >> Am 11.09.13 11:50, schrieb Thilo Borgmann:
> >>>> Are there any FFmpeg developers who need faster hardware for their
> >>>> work on FFmpeg ?
> >>>> If there are, i think we should make a list of who needs what.
> >>>> Then people and companies could donate either hw or money to that
> >>>> developer directly or over SPI for that hw.
> >>>> And there are many companies who would benefit from developers being
> >>>> able to work more efficiently and faster ...
> >>>> Also faster hw would mean fate tests run faster and developers would
> >>>> less often skip them which would translate into fewer breakages in
> >>>> git.
> >>>> bisecting regressions would proportionally speed up with faster hw
> >>>> and so on ...
> >>> I would propose to add a new ticket type like "sponsoring request" or similar to
> >>> Trac. Then create a new report for these tickets and have a direct link to that
> >>> report on the webpage.
> >>> Tickets can give a better description of what to expect from the view of a
> >>> potential sponsor than a plain table entry. Also, amongst further advantages,
> >>> they are easier to maintain than a list directly on the webpage, for example.
> >>> Btw there has also been a question during the VDD of how to help us besides
> >>> directly giving money - e.g. by using a companies hardware infrastructure,
> >>> making specs accessible etc. Next to that such needs could also be reflected by
> >>> a ticket, we might continue that discussion started during VDD here.
> >> And while thinking about it, the other way around by adding a "bounty"-like
> >> ticket type could be of use for companies to announce sponsored feature requests
> >> instead of writing to the few developers at the consulting page...
> > maybe "bounty" as keyword would work better than as ticket type
> > consider someone wants to send 5 pizzas to whoever fixes bug #123
> > the ticket would be of type defect (or could be a feature request
> > too)
> > but if people prefer a ticket type i can add one, its not hard ...
> I don't really care although duplicated ticket types (e.g. "typename (bounty)")
> would be easier to find in all the existing reports listing the ticket types but
> not the keywords.
with that logic we then also need
or why just bounty ?
> Either way, another report for finding all bounties should be added once the
> decision above is made.
added based on keyword, we could change it later to another system if
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