[flac-dev] [Flac-dev] Git branch with compiling fixes for win32

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Wed Apr 25 17:49:44 PDT 2012

Josh Coalson wrote:

> From: Erik de Castro Lopo <mle+la at mega-nerd.com>
> >To: flac-dev at xiph.org 
> >Cc: Josh Coalson <xflac at yahoo.com> 
> >Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:42 PM
> >Subject: Re: [flac-dev] [Flac-dev] Git branch with compiling fixes for win32
> > 
> >Josh Coalson wrote:
> >
> >> But regardless of submitter, any patch that affects encoding must be
> >> reviewed very carefully, preferably by several other people and definitely
> >> me.
> >
> >Is there any way of encoding this manual review process in the test suite
> >so that people hacking on FLAC can immediately see that soemthing is wrong
> >before even attempting to submit a patch (assuming they run the test suite)?
> >
> >Erik
> Part of the reason the current test suite is so long is to try and discover
> those problems automatically.  But it's not possible to be exhaustive
> simply because new code may not be covered by the test suite.
> Encoder bugs can be very subtle and sometimes it takes someone
> with good knowledge of the format to notice.

What exactly is the problem? New versions of the encoder producing files
that can't be decoded by older decoders or something else?

Erik de Castro Lopo

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