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Re: bugreport concerning progsreiserfs

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: bugreport concerning progsreiserfs
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 10:02:07 +0000
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On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 09:10:23PM +0200, Szakacsits Szabolcs wrote:
> After over two years, waiting and working on it, I say it's not worth
> unless you _really_ have a lot of time and energy to spend on it and
> support the outcome on the long term.

This is probably true... Parted is only going to improve significantly
if someone is prepared to spend a lot of time on it.  (Very unlikely
to be me)

> > Think about it, if Graeme succeeds in fixing the ext2/3 code and Yury is
> > able to fix progsreiserfs and i manage to add support for ntfs, We give
> > our good ol' libparted an enormous boost :)
> I doubt. I've seen several great plans on this list without much or any
> work done. 

That happens with any free software project.  If someone like Bart
comes along and actually follows through with code, then there's
nothing to stop that from being successful apart from it being
a big job.

Also, I'd like to point out some special circumstances over the last
 * the CHS drama was really hard to deal with.  It meant my already
limited time was directed away from other things.
 * the ftp.gnu.org security issue also killed a lot of my time.


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