[FFmpeg-devel] Bug Tracker Etiquette is Unacceptable

Don Moir donmoir at comcast.net
Fri Feb 28 07:15:41 CET 2014

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Derek Buitenhuis" <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com>
To: "FFmpeg development discussions and patches" <ffmpeg-devel at ffmpeg.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-devel] Bug Tracker Etiquette is Unacceptable

>> The unacceptable behaviour here as well as on trac comes from yourself in
>> showing everyone that you're able to write down the abusive words you know of.
>> I'm sure everyone can understand your arguments about that ticket much better
>> after reading them.
> I agree I have a tendency to swear, but this is build up from years of
> dealing with Carl's nonsense, hypocrisy,
> and rudeness. It didn't just happen. And, it doesn't make my points
> any less valid.
> - Silently closing bugs without explanation.
> - Harassing contributors to follow developer guidelines while he does
> not do so himself.
> - Closing bugs before EVEN TESTING them. (His own words: "When I
> closed this ticket,
>  I had not yet done a complete analysis and I was not 100% sure if it
> is really a duplicate.")
> - Asking for "info" in a rote, telemarketer-type manner on every bug,
> even where it is 100% useless,
>  and closing them. ("full uncut output")
> Among others.
> I assure you I am not alone in feeling this way.

Here's another one closed incorrectly. IT'S NOT A DUPLICATE of 296 :)


Would be good if a developer decides when to close a ticket rather than a non-developer.

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