[FFmpeg-devel] Subscribe to ffmpeg-cvslog for patch discussion? Really?
from.ffmpeg-dev at jdlh.com
Sun Nov 19 12:27:18 EET 2017
Continuing my reading of the FFmpeg developer instructions, I find this
*Developer Guide*, /1.4.3 Documentation/Other/ :
*Subscribe to the ffmpeg-cvslog mailing list.*
It is important to do this as the diffs of all commits are sent
there and reviewed by all the other developers. Bugs and possible
improvements or general questions regarding commits are discussed
there. We expect you to react if problems with your code are uncovered.
Most of the instructions here appear to be describing current use of the
*ffmpeg-devel* list rather than ffmpeg-cvslog. Looking in the
ffmpeg-cvslog archives <http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-cvslog/>,
it's clear that diffs of many, possibly all, commits are sent there. But
I see no evidence there of discussion since 2011 (though I might have
Is it really accurate that every contributor is expected to subscribe to
the ffmpeg-cvslog list? That "Bugs and possible improvements or general
questions regarding commits are discussed there"?
Or, would it be more accurate to change the title of this section to
read "ffmpeg-devel"? And, to reword the "diffs of all commits are sent
there" text to better describe ffmpeg-devel?
Thanks in advance for helping me understand,
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