Re: Making GNOME crash
- From: Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com>
- To: Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas apestaart org>
- Cc: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>, Matthias Clasen <mclasen redhat com>, "Gustavo J. A. M. Carneiro" <gjc inescporto pt>, desktop-devel-list gnome org, Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller <uraeus linuxrising org>
- Subject: Re: Making GNOME crash
- Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:08:08 -0500
Perhaps more relevantly, in all the time I was actively running a
tinderbox, I don't recall a single time when gstreamer's build broke
because of -Werror, whereas gnome broke fairly regularly even without
it. So if you're going to draw any conclusions from gstreamer's use of
-Werror, the conclusion is certainly not 'gstreamer breaks things' but
probably more likely '-Werror (or something else gstreamer does)
increases developer discipline.'
On 11/11/05, Thomas Vander Stichele <thomas apestaart org> wrote:
> > Oh, this is all fine for _GStreamer_, but bad for _GNOME_, because
> > this sends away potencial GNOME contributors since it's simply too
> > difficult to build it. Sorry to be so blunt, but I think it was selfish
> > of the GStreamer project to have -Werror in the makefiles.
> Two notes:
> - -Werror is only enabled for CVS; releases have it disabled by default.
> http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/data/doc/gstreamer/head/faq/html/chapter-cvs.html#werror also shows how easy it is to override the flags.
> I also don't understand what you mean by selfish here. What's selfish
> about making sure we catch potential problems as soon as possible when
> they're easy to fix ? Maybe we're selfish for licensing under the LGPL,
> requiring people to send back their changes ?
> This is free software - you are welcome to compile it with any flags you
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