[FFmpeg-devel] Hostile Attitudes

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Sun May 8 21:00:49 CEST 2016

On 5/8/16, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/8/2016 2:34 PM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
>> On 5/8/16, Derek Buitenhuis <derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I've been doing merges for a while now, and I am happy to continue
>>> doing them too, but, I grow quite tired of certain individuals doing
>>> nothing but, for lack of a better term, defecate on my efforts. It's
>>> really quite demotivating and immediately sours my day.
>>> I am not going to finger point, but everyone on IRC knows who these
>>> (very few) individuals are. Some of them have not even sent a patch
>>> in the last N years.
>>> All I ask is that there is some sort of rule set for this. It's not
>>> productive to sit on IRC and say "merges are useless" and such when
>>> contributing nothing yourself. Please either actually contribute, start
>>> a thread trying to reach a consensus to stop merging (IMO unlikely) or
>>> just keep silent. If you have nothing productive or nice to say, don't
>>> say anything.
>>> P.S. Does something in our CoC cover this?
>> I do not like NOP merges as they are already polluting git history.
>> I do not like non-trivial merges when they are just broken.
>> If there is something really useful use cherry pick.
>> I do not like a lot of things, are we going to disallow my rights to state
>> my opinions?
> No, you can state your opinion, but constant complains about it doesn't help
> anyone. Start a thread to discuss your argument in favor of stopping merges
> as Derek suggested instead.

I would rather complain about not merged screenpresso and rscc improvements.
How much until that happens?

If not going to happen soon I will start cherry picking.

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