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

Mikhail Teterin mi+mxmoz at aldan.algebra.com
Wed Sep 15 09:53:23 PDT 2004

Michael Nottebrock wrote:

>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.
These seem to be good arguments against creating the burncd in the first 
place. However, the utility is upon us, is unlikely to go away soon, and 
provides useful functionality without further dependencies. There is no 
reason for a FreeBSD port of a CD-burning front-end to not recognize 
FreeBSD's native CD-burning back-end, other than "nobody got around to 
it yet" :-) My question seems answered now (no one else is doing it), 
and I'll try to make up a patch.

Patching cdrecord is _also_ a good idea, of course, but it seems more 
complex to me at the moment. Yours,


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