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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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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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