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    SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
    On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 06:29:51PM +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
    > So I think IFF you (as a distro) attempt to do any changes (be it adding
    > a well-selling feature like DVD toasting), you *will* somewhen reach a
    > critical mass: the point of no return (of good patches).
    > Seems we're slowly reaching there. (I'm just waiting to see a giant Arch
    > repo of a single, unified Linux distro because of that.)
    > > > While they (and any other distro's people and anybody else) may
    > > > actually hack the code to no end, I consider it being good habit to
    > >
    > > By far the largest modification is dvd support, which we of course need
    > > to ship. The rest is really minor stuff.
    > What's more important to whom? First ship the feature, or first getting
    > consens with the initial author? Exactly--there are two answers:(

    Joerg offers his own non-free program cdrecord-ProDVD with DVD support.

    So why should he ever add DVD support to the GPLed cdrecord, no matter
    how good the patches are?

    > MfG, JBG



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    "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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