[vlc-devel] Update on the VLC project
jb at videolan.org
Wed May 16 09:25:00 CEST 2012
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 04:11:31AM +0200, Pierre Ynard wrote :
> Also, it is called the Rockbox Steering Board; the term "steering" seems
> to encompass more than sole "technical arbitration". Indeed, I think our
Then, take debian example and the dpkg multiarch decision.
> - Eventually resolving the technical conflict: sure. I agree that it
That is something already.
> - Preventing violations of a fair development process (aforementioned
> in "a few unwanted actions"): pushing controversial changes, revert
> wars etc. As Rafaël said, maybe the mere existence of a committee
> would deter outright wrong behavior.
And this is enough.
> But would judging process
> violations fall within the scope of this "technical arbitration" ?
> Are they completely non-technical issues that can be handled by the
> envisionned bad behavior sanctions? What about the occasional
> obnoxiously broken commit that breaks the build system, renders VLC
> unusable, annoys everyone and deters development?
> We don't want to
> wait weeks to let the "old wise men" gather and ponder on reverting
> it or not, leaving master broken meanwhile.
Did you really have the VLC tree broken for weeks? Aren't you
exagerating much ?
This is an alive project, live with it.
> - I suggest that a couple people be mandated to facilitate a
> nice and constructive discussion in these cases.
Right... Who is going to do that? We do not have enough developers
> That's just a clarification of my previous thoughts.
And I do not agree with your thoughts.
You mandate a stronger leadership and board of people, while we have 5
people commiting to the project... If something needs to be done, it
should be simple, not a big bureaucracy...
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