ImageDisk project is canceled
Christer O. Andersson
christer at a-son.net
Tue Dec 20 16:11:00 CST 2005
On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 01:27:21PM -0800, Dwight Elvey wrote:
> >From: "Christer O. Andersson" <christer at a-son.net>
> >On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 07:10:36AM -0600, Doc Shipley wrote:
> >And that is a problem. If you rely on his tools, and find it
> >malfunctions in some way, you cannot fix the problem without the
> >source. If Dave is not supporting his tool anymore for some reason,
> >your stuck. Your saved disk might be lost. If the source is available
> >you can either fix it yourself or arrange with somebody to fix it
> >for you.
> That is just plan silly. He has stated that he is openly
> providing all the information about the format. If you have
> the image and the information about the format, all that is lost
> is the means of transfer. There are many on this group that
Yes, unless the bug violates the documented format. Or the
documentation is wrong. In either case you would benefit from having
access to the source code.
> could, if needed, provide that for you ( or you could learn
> enough to do it for yourself ). As Dave has stated, the
> actual transfer program itself is nothing revolutionary. What is
> a lot of work is providing all the options and variations
> that are out there.
> Even with the source code, if you didn't understand how
> to talk to disk and DMA controllers, it is
> doubtful that you could fix a bug in the program. Of course,
> if you did understood these things, you could, knowing the
> image format, write your own transfer program.
DMA controllers are generally documented and souce code is often
available. With the source code to ImageDisk it would definately
be easier to fix something then rewriting it all from scratch.
> Lets get real. He has provided a useful format for image
> storage. The methods of transferring the information
> could be varied.
Fine. It would be even better with the source code available. I
probably just don't understand the problem with releasing the source
code under whatever license Dave prefer.
Christer O. Andersson
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