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bug#16134: [parted-devel] [PATCH 2/2] libparted: Add support for atari p

From: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz
Subject: bug#16134: [parted-devel] [PATCH 2/2] libparted: Add support for atari partition tables
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:20:41 +0100
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On 12/05/2016 04:15 PM, Sebastian Parschauer wrote:
> On 04.12.2016 17:12, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <address@hidden>
> Please write a long commit description for this one and link to specs.

Can do.

> Please make clear why this is needed.


> Please show how many and which kind of users are waiting for this.

Users of Debian/m68k. There is also an openSuSE port for m68k by Andreas Schwab.

> Please show how many and what kind of systems would benefit from this.

All systems with m68k CPUs.

> What's your role for this? Will you help to maintain this the next years?
> To be able to maintain this, it is important that there is an active
> community for this and it's not just a homebrew project which is
> discontinued soon again.

There is still very active support for m68k in the Linux kernel, the
toolchain and in Debian. The largest part of this change is adding atari.c
which is self-containing, so there isn't that much to be maintained about
this minus the few compile patches here and there. Note that we also
have support for amiga partition tables in parted.

Are you one of the parted maintainers?


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