[gst-devel] Re: Totem or no Totem was Re: GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.3.0: "Mighty Atom"

Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro gjc at inescporto.pt
Tue Apr 22 09:35:06 CEST 2003

A Ter, 2003-04-22 às 17:02, Thomas Vander Stichele escreveu:

> >   It seems that some developers (fortunately few) get angry at users
> > when they are told a feature is badly missing, so I have no choice but
> > to do some code, or shut up.
> I hope you're speaking in general here :) I don't think anyone from 
> GStreamer told you to "shut up" (just stating it to make that clear), 
> because I am very happy you started on this.  In fact, it was in my top 3 
> of gstreamer TODO's.

  Yes, I was speaking in general (and few cases in the general
context).  In fact, GStreamer folks have been very helpful, no
complaints there.

> >  I really hate this attitude, I must say. 
> The attitude is indeed bad :) The root cause is however unavoidable.  
> We're all still free time hackers (speaking for GStreamer).  So while we 
> may not react that way (ie, saying "shut up"), the net result might be the 
> same.
> > I, as developer, would love to hear users complain about missing
> > features, so I can prioritize my development time according to users'
> > needs, thus improving the usefulness of the software.
> Yep, that's the ideal.  We don't get that many feature requests however.

  Any complaint is ultimately a feature request, you know...

[ By the way, here's a feature request:  make osssink not block forever
if the dsp device is busy, but return an error instead. Many times I
thought gstreamer crashed, when it was only blocked trying to open
/dev/dsp. ]

  Anyway, I don't mean to offend anyone, believe me.  If anyone got
offend by anything I said, I apologize.

Gustavo João Alves Marques Carneiro
<gjc at inescporto.pt> <gustavo at users.sourceforge.net>

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