[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Some ideas for roundup

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Oct 9 13:15:28 CEST 2010

On Sat, Oct 09, 2010 at 11:52:10AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> Hi all,
> here there are some ideas I have in mind since some time which I'd
> like to apply to roundup soon or later.
> * per-issue tagging
>   This may be useful for categorizing the issues per type,
>   e.g. licensing related issues, ffplay related issues, libavformat
>   related issues, crash related isssues and so on.

We have that and its called topic
how did you miss it, its quite clearly vissible i thought?

> * level of difficulty of the issue
>   Many bugs are trivial to fix, and may be an ideal task for wannabee
>   contributors (think at it like a sort of "FFmpeg love" tasks).  Also

Iam not sure here, easy issues will be fixed quickly normally so age is likely
a good indicator for difficulty already. That said iam not opposed to add such
a field i just have a bit a doubt that people will maintain it, i think

>   the "estimated" level of difficulty may be useful for funding issue
>   resolutions, which may be related to the time of the issue and to
>   the level of difficulty.

Iam strongly opposed here, this has very high abuse potential and as said
the age is already a natural indicator for difficulty

>   Note that this item may be merged with the per-issue tags, since the
>   level of difficulty may be implemented as a set of tags.

> * per-issue funding
>   It should be possible for an user to fund the resolution of an
>   issue. The money may be devolved to the fondation and re-imbursed to
>   the donor if the issue is not fixed in some variable amount of
>   time. The money may be assigned to the fixer and in part to the
>   foundation (e.g. 80% to the fixer and 20% to the foundation).
>   Here things may be tricky if we want to avoid conflicts amongst
>   developers (e.g. two devs working at the same issue, or when it is
>   not clear which is the "right" solution", also complex issues
>   usually require much work which may be shared amongst several
>   developers), so we have to consider if the cons prevail over the
>   pros.
>   (Another consideration is that bug-funding may lead to more bugs.)
>   And to make more fun we should accept not only money but whatever
>   the donor like (e.g. a postcard, a peluche, some HW, a box of
>   special beer, potatoes, whatever but possibly not illegal.)

we can add a funding topic to issues where there is funding if people want

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Awnsering whenever a program halts or runs forever is
On a turing machine, in general impossible (turings halting problem).
On any real computer, always possible as a real computer has a finite number
of states N, and will either halt in less than N cycles or never halt.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
URL: <http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/pipermail/ffmpeg-devel/attachments/20101009/91d3b0a8/attachment.pgp>

More information about the ffmpeg-devel mailing list