[linux-dvb] Re: dvb maintainer

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Sun Apr 1 00:57:59 CEST 2007


Am Dienstag, den 06.03.2007, 16:45 -0500 schrieb Michael Krufky:
> hermann pitton wrote:
> > Am Dienstag, den 06.03.2007, 11:14 -0500 schrieb Michael Krufky:
> >> Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> >>> Hi Guys,
> >>>
> >>> The last time we've reviewed our procedures were on March, 2006. I think
> >>> it is time to review the documents (there's still an even more ancient
> >>> file, from 2005!).
> >>>
> >>> I'm enclosing a file, with my understanding on the current practices for
> >>> V4L/DVB development. Please comment.
> >> Mauro,
> >>
> >> A few issues...  #1, I think we're better off keeping this document called
> >> README.patches, as we have already directed users on the mailing lists to this
> >> file, and those emails remain indexed in google forever.  IMHO, better to stay
> >> consistent.
> >>
> >> #2, I have made some corrections to the document.  Please see these corrections
> >> inline below.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Michael Krufky
> >>
> >>
> > ...
> >>> +
> >>> +The main kernel trees are hosted at http://git.kernel.org. Each tree 
> >>> +is owned by a maintainer.
> >>> +
> >>> +The main kernel tree is owned by Linus Torvalds, being located at:
> >>> +	http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
> >>> +
> >>> +The subsystem master tree, is owned by the subsystem maintainer (Mauro 
> >>                                              ^ v4l
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > someone should stand up as dvb maintainer instead of blaming Mauro for
> > doing the dirt. 
> > 
> > Then this spreading off lists, he wants to rewrite linux-dvb completely
> > and other madness might stop.
> 
> Hermann,
> 
> I changed the subject so as not to deter from the original RFC.
> 
> When somebody hijaacks a thread, discussing an entirely different topic, while
> retaining the original subject line, it makes these threads entirely difficult
> to follow.
> 
> Please change the subject if you are going to change the discussion.
> 
> About dvb maintainer --
> 
> The job is being done by the DVB maintainers, collectively.  Mauro is the v4l
> maintainer, and he is acting patch monkey for both subsystems.
> 
> This model is working OK for now.  When a topic comes up and a decision needs to
> be made about the DVB subsystem, us DVB maintainers discuss it on email _and_ irc.
> 
> Mauro does not make decisions for the DVB subsystem, and he has been sticking to
> his own area.
> 
> Nobody blames Mauro for "doing the dirt" -- He does v4l stuff only.
> 
> Mauro does a good job forwarding patches, and there is no reason to change it,
> unless a dvb maintainer has a problem with how he is doing so.
> 
> If there is such a problem, then it should be discussed and dealt with.  IN ITS
> OWN THREAD.  Please keep unrelated topics separate.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Michael Krufky
> 

Mike,

I still think Manu should give the dvb-maintainer for some months and
after it also the v4l-dvb maintainer at least for half a year.

We should at least have a chance to disagree about much less.

Cheers,
Hermann





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