Commit 0c84e744 authored by Michael Niedermayer's avatar Michael Niedermayer
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ffmpegs bug/patch/feature request tracker manual

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ffmpegs bug/patch/feature request tracker manual
NOTE, this is a draft, its not yet recommanded to send real bugrepors to the
tracker but rather use the mailinglists
though if you are brave and dont mind that your bugreport might disapear or
that you might be mailbombed due to a missconiguration you can surely try
to enter a real bugreport
FFmpeg uses roundup for tracking issues, new issues and changes to
existing issues can be done through a web interface and through email.
Its possible to subscribe to individual issues by adding yourself to the
nosy list or to subscribe to the ffmpeg_issues mailinglist which receives
a mail for every change to every issue. Replies to such mails will also
properly be added to the respective issue.
(the above does all work already after light testing)
note: issue = (bug report || patch || feature request)
An error, flaw, mistake, failure, or fault in ffmpeg or libav* that
prevents it from behaving as intended.
feature request
Request of support for encoding or decoding of a new codec, container
or variant.
Request of support for more, less or plain different output or behavior.
Where the current behavior cannot be considered wrong.
A patch as generated by diff which conforms to the patch submission and
Development Policy.
Bugs and patches which deal with data loss and security issues
no feature request can be critical.
Bugs which makes ffmpeg unuseable for a significant number of users, and
patches fixing them.
examples here might be completly broken mpeg4 decoding or a build issue
on linux
while broken 4xm decoding or broken os2 build would not be important, the
seperation to normal is somewhat fuzzy ...
For feature requests this priority would be used for things many people
Bugs and patches about things like spelling errors, "mp2" instead of
"mp3" being shown and such
Feature requests about things few people want or which dont make a big
[FIXME can a bug be priority wish?]
initial state
intermediate states
Final state
Initial state of new bugs, patches and feature requests submitted by
Issues which have been briefly looked at and which didnt look outright
This implicates that no real more detailed state applies yet. And the
more detailed states below implicate that the issue has been briefly
looked at.
Bugs, patches or feature requests which are duplicate of some other.
Note patches dealing with the same thing but differently are not duplicate.
Bugs caused by user errors, random ineligible or otherwise nonsense stuff
Bugs which have been reproduced
Bugs which have been analyzed and where it is understood what causes them
and which exact chain of events triggers them. This analyzis should be
available as a message in the bugreport
Note, do not change the status to analyzed without also providing a clear
and understandable analysis.
This state implicates that the bug either has been reproduced or that
reproduction is not needed as the bug is understood already anyway.
Bugreports which are incomplete and or where more information is needed
from the submitter or another person who can provide the info.
This state implicates that the bug has not been analyzed or reproduced
Bugs which have to the best of our knowledge been fixed.
Bugs which we will not fix, the reasons here could be legal, philosophical
or others
Bugs for which sufficient information was provided to reproduce but
reproduction failed that is the code seems to work correctly to the
best of our knowledgde.
Patches which have been reviewed and approved by a developer.
Such patches can be applied anytime by any other developer after some
reasonable testing (compile + regression tests + does the patch do
what the author claimed)
Patches which have been reviewed and need changes to be accepted
Patches which have been applied
Patches which have been rejected
Feature requests where its not clear what exactly is wanted
(these also could be closed as invalid ...)
Feature requests which have been implemented.
Feature reuests which will not be implemented. The reasons here could
be legal, philosophical or others.
Note, please do not use type-status-substatus combinations other than the
above without asking on ffmpeg-dev first!
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