[kde-freebsd] Re: sysutils/k3b and burncd(8)

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at gmx.net
Wed Sep 15 09:09:21 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 15 September 2004 17:09, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 September 2004 15:36, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> > > > The k3b application seems unable to use FreeBSD's burncd(8) utility
> > > > to burn on IDE CD/DVD devices. It supports many other burning
> > > > back-ends, so adding it should not be too difficult, but I don't
> > > > want to duplicate the work.
> > > >
> > > > Is anyone working on it? At the moment one can only use k3b to
> > > > create an image and then burn it from command line...
> > >
> > > I don't know whether adding support for burncd makes too much sense,
> > > since you always can add atapicam support to your kernel and use k3b's
> > > cdrecord backend...
> >
> > This seems like a serious kludge to me. If we did not have the burncd
> > utility, or if k3b did not support many different burners, I'd agree
> > with you, but since the app has supports the back-end diversity, I
> > think, we should use it. Yours,
> The atapicam support was merged into k3b based on the patches from Heiner.
> I didn't realize that atapicam was an unstable and wonky bit of code (as
> suggested by two other messages in this thread).

It's not. Merging support for burncd, a completely unportable and platform 
specific burning backend into a tool that's supposed to be portable (and 
therefore supports _portable_ backends) however is a wonky idea. 

If you want burncd (or any other mainstream burning utility) to support the 
cd-writing facilities of ata(4), submit patches for cdrecord.

If you want to improve ease of use of k3b on FreeBSD, consider working on a 
setup-assistant similar to the one k3b feature for Linux, which helps 
endusers to adjust device permissions and make other system configuration 
changes necessary for burning.

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