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Re: X and other visions

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: X and other visions
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 23:23:51 +0200
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Ognyan Kulev <ogi@fmi.uni-sofia.bg> writes:

> Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>> As long as work on ext3fs is progressing I'm personally quite happy,
>> since you can always use ext3fs to mount a ext2 partition.  Heck, I
>> don't particulary see the need for the ext2fs patch if ext3fs will
>> exist; but thats me.
> ext2fs patch is much more important, because it needs little to get
> upstream in the Hurd.  (Unfortunately, it requires too much time for
> testing.)

There was quite a lot of testing done by people in #hurd.  Some people
use a >2GB partition as root partition, IIRC.

Can you tell us how people can help you?  Testing?  Bug reports?  etc...

> ext3fs is kind of experimental, still in alpha stage, and users won't
> benefit from it soon.  For some reasons I'm totally forced to finish
> ext3fs (even in buggy state) as quickly as possible.  This is my
> diplom thesis, and if things continue to go at this rate, I'll have to
> change it :-(

What are the main problems?

I don't really know how it works for diplom thesises, can we help a


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