[FFmpeg-devel] Allergy against "distribution" maintainers, was: [PATCH] define _BSD_SOURCE for bktr.c

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik
Sun Dec 14 22:04:43 CET 2008

On Sunday, 14 December 2008 at 21:34, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 09:11:37PM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> writes:
> It also has not that much to do with FFmpeg, none of the distributions
> seem to have much if any requirement or tradition to document or even
> somehow organize that patches, and how will you be able to find out if
> some patch is still necessary when the only person who has understood
> the purpose no longer maintains the port?

For the record, Fedora now has a requirement that all patches present
in a package be accompanied with a link to upstream bugzilla, mailing list
bug report or a comment explaining why the patch hasn't been sent upstream.

I hope other distributions will adopt similar practices if they haven't


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