[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Refactor Developer Docs, update dev list section (v2)

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Sun Nov 26 13:48:14 EET 2017

On 11/26/17, Carl Eugen Hoyos <ceffmpeg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2017-11-26 9:31 GMT+01:00 Jim DeLaHunt <from.ffmpeg-dev at jdlh.com>:
>> - at subsection Documentation/Other
>> + at section Documentation/Other
>> + at subheading Subscribe to the ffmpeg-devel mailing list.
>> +It is important to be subscribed to the
> Of course it is important but I would much, much prefer
> if people send their patches without being subscribed
> than not sending their patches because it is implied
> that they cannot send patches if they don't want to
> subscribe.
>> + at uref{https://lists.ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-devel,
>> ffmpeg-devel}
>> +mailing list, because any patch you contribute must be sent there
> No:
> I believe it is very important that trivial patches are not sent
> to the development mailing list - its volume is already so big
> that some patches are sadly (!) forgotten.
>> +and reviewed by the other developers. They may have comments about your
>> +contribution. We expect you see those comments, and to improve your
>> contribution
>> +if requested.
> Yes.
> But if people are not interested in improving their contribution,
> I would still prefer the patches to be sent.
>> +Also, this list is where bugs and possible improvements or
> I believe this is misleading or even wrong.
>> +general questions regarding commits are discussed. That may be helpful
>> +information as you write your contribution. Finally, by being a list
>> +subscriber your contribution will be posted immediately to the list,
>> +without the moderation hold which messages from non-subscribers
>> experience.
>> +
>>  @subheading Subscribe to the ffmpeg-cvslog mailing list.
>> -It is important to do this as the diffs of all commits are sent there and
>> -reviewed by all the other developers. Bugs and possible improvements or
>> -general questions regarding commits are discussed there. We expect you to
>> -react if problems with your code are uncovered.
>> +Diffs of all commits are sent to the
>> + at uref{https://lists.ffmpeg.org/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-cvslog,
>> ffmpeg-cvslog}
>> +mailing list. Some developers read this list to review all code base
>> changes
>> +from all sources. Subscribing to this list is not mandatory, if
>> +all you want to do is submit a patch here and there.
> I am (still) against this change.
> Sorry, Carl Eugen

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