cvs commit: src/lib/libarchive Makefile archive.h.in
scottl at freebsd.org
Sun Jan 2 19:45:47 GMT 2005
Andrea Campi wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 05:21:15AM +0000, Tim Kientzle wrote:
>> First cut support for extracting from ISO9660 disk images.
>> This seems to be able to extract a TOC and extract files from
>> the couple of ISO images I've tested it with.
>> Treat this as experimental proof-of-concept code for the
>> moment. There are still a bunch of debug messages (there
>> are a few oddities in ISO9660 that I haven't yet figured
>> out how to handle), a lot of bugs to be addressed (this
>> code leaks memory very badly), and a lot of missing features (no
>> Rockridge support, in particular). I'd appreciate
>> feedback from anyone who understands ISO9660 format
>> better than I do. ;-)
> I do appreciate your work on libarchive and bsdtar, and I'm very pleased
> we have a totally BSD clean tar.
> However, it's always been my understanding that doing development
> in the main repository was frowned upon. After all, that's the reason
> why there's a projects sub-repository. I fail to see the reason for
> committing this, or portability-only changes as you committed in the
> past, as a work-in-progress when you could have kept it somewhere else
> until such time as you were totally ready.
> Again: I like you work and I like this particular change, I'm mentioning
> it now because I've thought about this again and again in several
The various sub-repositories are tools. They exist and are provided to
aid developers doing work, and while their use is greatly encouraged, it
is not strictly required. CVS HEAD is still a developement branch, and
as long as work going in there compiles and doesn't needlessly conflict
or interfere with other parts of the tree, WIP commits like this are OK.
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