[FFmpeg-devel] Fate samples

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 15:47:58 EET 2018

On 11/11/2018 8:57 AM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi all
> I think we need another volunteer to help with uploading fate samples
> why i think so, well, if i dont do it it seems to not happen currently
> until i do it ...
> This is worsened as james has technical problems with uploads ATM
> Do we have anyone who wants to help upload fate samples for contributors?

There are several people with access to the server for this purpose. If
i currently can't you shouldn't be the only one left to do it.

I'm not against asking for new contributors, but try contacting the
others first and see if they still can take care of uploading a sample
every other month.

> What would that person need to do ?
> * Have some time (maybe an hour or 2 a week at average, but this should be
>   ideally flexible and available when someone needs a sample uploaded.
> * follow the mailing list to spot patches which require sample uploads
> * Ability to judge if the filesize is reasonable (the file needs to be
>   on every machine testing fate, both users, fate clients, some on VMs, 
>   some on low endish ARM boards.
> * Locally apply patches to test if the fate tests using a sample, function
>   correctly before uploading. (preferrably on multiple platforms)
> * not mess up fate samples in a way that breaks releases or older checkouts
> Thanks
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