[FFmpeg-user] where to post suggestion for the documentation?

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Tue Nov 3 19:53:36 EET 2020

On 11/3/2020 9:07 AM, Paul B Mahol wrote:
> I was directing reply not to you but to Jim, who is known to spread malice
> and untrue statements on this mailing list.

For those of use who aren't privy to everything- what wasn't true? Please 
tell us. (Hint- opinion can be neither true nor false.)

 From my limited view, what Jim said makes sense in context, and I can 
extrapolate that the gatekeepers to the code really aren't interested in 
minor patches from other people, nor fixing or even mentioning problems 
identified by other*. The ticket Jim linked 
(https://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/8944#comment:3) does illustrate this- a 
single sentence could easily be added to the docs to warn users of this 
behavior but instead Cigaes fights it (possibly taking more time than to 
make a patch).

*this may not be true, but it appears that way

AND, even someone skilled in unix operations might not realize that 
limitation about pipes (I wouldn't have thought of it and I've been using 
BSD unix since 1988). Maybe I don't know "unix" at all.

AND, that might not apply when running on another OS with different pipe 
semantics or permissions.

On 11/3/2020 9:20 AM, Phil Rhodes via ffmpeg-user wrote:
> [...] the way you relate to people on this list is emphatically not 
> normal for English-language professional interaction. [...] I have
> nothing to gain from saying this so please take it in the spirit in which
> it is intended. You are damaging yourselves and the project and it is 
> completely unnecessary.
Selectively quoting, but I agree with all of what Phil said.



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