[FFmpeg-devel] libraries linked with libX11 on GNU/kFreeBSD

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Fri Jul 18 16:44:27 CEST 2008

Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:

>> Yes, I agree that this is a good idea to do in general.  However for
>> this particular issue, this particular patch is pretty trivial and does
>> affect only a very small number of machines. Here, it affects only
>> gnu/kfreebsd machines.  For more complicated patches, I'd of course
>> prefer to have it commented by some more experienced developer before
>> publishing it anywhere.
> The patch seemed trivial, but it was still an ugly workaround for a
> different issue.  I committed a proper fix in less than 24 hours.  How
> much quicker do you want us to react?  Now you have to revert your patch
> and backport mine - twice the work...

I have to admit that I'm really impressed by the reactiveness on your
side. Really. Normally I'm working on my packages in debian in a batch
processing way. It really seems that I have to reconsider my workflow
now.. :-)

> Still I think you going down the wrong route.  Everybody's life will be
> better if you pass patches through upstream directly.  Just cut out the
> middlemen, save everybody time and improve the quality of your package
> and upstream FFmpeg.

Well, in some sort, I am the middleman as package maintainer.  I'd
expected experienced users to directly submit patches to ffmpeg-devel,
but in general, bugs and patches are received at sumit at bugs.debian.org.
These patches are almost never in a way that conform to the ffmpeg
submission guidelines, so some additional work on them is needed, as
I've learned from this thread.

Having this in mind, I'm not sure how to follow your suggestions.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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