On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 12:00:43AM +0100, Thomas Quinot wrote:
> > These utils are ATA only (as the name implies), if our ports people
> > wants to merge it into whats already there I wont complain :)
> > That said I think the ATA only version covers more than a significant
> > percentage of our userbase....

Speaking as a ports person, I don't like the idea of having to
backport these changes repeatedly over the course of a product's
lifetime, and a local hack for FreeBSD is gross.

> In which case I'll be more than happy to continue maintaining ATAPI/CAM
> as an alternative solution, which addresses 100% of our user base and
> does not impose any additional work upon application authors or port
> maintainers.

On the other hand, I think Thomas' approach is more maintainable.
I do not understand why ATA/CAM people won't cooperate on this,
but then I'm just a ports person... what do I know about maintenance?


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