[FFmpeg-devel] policy on "necro-bumping" patches

Ganesh Ajjanagadde gajjanag at mit.edu
Tue Sep 15 14:43:58 CEST 2015

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Clément Bœsch <u at pkh.me> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:27:30PM -0400, Ganesh Ajjanagadde wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> What is ffmpeg's policy on "necro-bumping" old patches? Or more
>> precisely, what is the policy of requesting a patch to be merged where
>> all objections raised have been addressed via discussion/updated
>> patches, and which have not been merged in over 2 weeks due to unknown
>> reasons?
>> In particular, there are 2 patchsets I would like to get merged:
>> 1. This I consider an important patch, simply because it solves a trac
>> ticket labelled as "important": https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/2964,
>> which also contains links to the patches. A lot of discussion went on
>> around it on the mailing lists, and it is supported strongly by
>> Nicolas and me. Michael seemed initially hesitant but later became
>> convinced of (at least one of the set's) utility, and one of the
>> patches was applied. The only objection I recall was from Hendrik,
>> which was addressed by Nicolas in a follow-up.
>> 2. This I consider much more trivial, but in this case there are no
>> remaining objections. However, I still consider it important enough
>> for a request to re-examine, as I am doing here. The patchset is more
>> recent, https://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2015-August/177794.html
>> and https://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/2015-September/178700.html.
> I don't like FFABSDIFF() patch because it creates a macro very much type
> specific, while all other FF macro around are type agnostic.

Thanks for the update. I guess with some amount of work one can create
quite generic stuff in C on the lines of your post:

Alternatively (and I prefer this for its simplicity), I could just
call abs() with explicit cast; it should not hurt readability much. If
we need it in many more places later, we can examine a more generic
solution. Unless there are objections to this, I will post updated
patch on these lines.

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