[FFmpeg-devel] Hostile Attitudes

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Sun May 8 21:30:23 CEST 2016

On 5/8/16, James Almer <jamrial at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/8/2016 4:00 PM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
>> 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.
> There's a queue, and those are in the queue. Complaining how things moves
> slowly
> is just as bad as complaining about merges happening in the first place.
> Assuming it doesn't screw up with the merging scripts then go and
> cherry-pick,
> but wait for confirmation from either Derek or Hendrik since they know how
> it
> works. Just keep in mind doing so will also create even more NOP merges that
> you said you dislike.

Between the two, waiting for more than one month for merge to happen and extra
NOP merges I will pick the last one.

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