[FFmpeg-devel] Bug Tracker Etiquette is Unacceptable

Robert Krüger krueger at lesspain.de
Fri Feb 28 14:09:47 CET 2014

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 7:15 AM, Don Moir <donmoir at comcast.net> wrote:
> ----- 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 :)
> http://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/3212
> Would be good if a developer decides when to close a ticket rather than a
> non-developer.

Not challenging that the experience of reporting a bug has room for
improvement but as someone who has directly benefitted from
patches/bug fixes from Carl more than once I'm asking myself what
qualifies one as a developer in this context.

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