[FFmpeg-devel] Hostile Attitudes

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Sun May 8 19:52:16 CEST 2016

On 5/8/2016 2:34 PM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
> On 5/8/16, Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've been doing merges for a while now, and I am happy to continue
>> doing them too, but, I grow quite tired of certain individuals doing
>> nothing but, for lack of a better term, defecate on my efforts. It's
>> really quite demotivating and immediately sours my day.
>> I am not going to finger point, but everyone on IRC knows who these
>> (very few) individuals are. Some of them have not even sent a patch
>> in the last N years.
>> All I ask is that there is some sort of rule set for this. It's not
>> productive to sit on IRC and say "merges are useless" and such when
>> contributing nothing yourself. Please either actually contribute, start
>> a thread trying to reach a consensus to stop merging (IMO unlikely) or
>> just keep silent. If you have nothing productive or nice to say, don't
>> say anything.
>> P.S. Does something in our CoC cover this?
> I do not like NOP merges as they are already polluting git history.
> I do not like non-trivial merges when they are just broken.
> If there is something really useful use cherry pick.
> I do not like a lot of things, are we going to disallow my rights to state
> my opinions?

No, you can state your opinion, but constant complains about it doesn't help
anyone. Start a thread to discuss your argument in favor of stopping merges
as Derek suggested instead.

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