Re: cdrtools cdrecord/cdrecord.c
Joerg Schilling wrote:
I'm sorry you don't get it, DVD has passed by CD, and you have your Pro
version with funky license, not quite commercial, not quite free,
definitely not open source. If you had added DVD capability to the free
cdrecord, I suspec that there would be no competition. The Pro version
does the job well enough that there is little reason to have another.
But you decided that "if you would do DVD you must jump through hoops,"
and people decided that "no source" was too tight a hoop and it was
better to write something else.
Let me take the occasion to show to you the due politeness and
respect by informing you in advance about my upcoming cdrecord
compatibility wrapper around libburn: cdrskin .
What kind of advantage should this have?
Cdrecord is opensource and portable to 30 different platforms.
A problem is that the frontends want to see some words
like "Cdrecord" and "Copyright" in order to recognize a
program as cdrecord compatible. So i have to issue something like
cdrskin 0.1.1 : limited cdrecord compatibility wrapper for libburn
Cdrecord 2.01-Emulation Copyright (C) 2006, see libburn + cdrskin
After K3b made from this line out of cdrskin's first -version text
"Cdrecord-Emulation 2.01 Copyright (C) 2006 Thomas Schmitt"
the following text line
Why do you spend time on this?
What problem does it solve that cannot be solved by cdrecord?
You have a great understanding of how burning should work and be done,
and far less how people work. I'm really sorry to see that, your
software is still very good, your people skills are still poor, which is
why people don't want to work with you, accept your ideas, etc. You have
told too many people "do it my why because I'm smarter than you are" and
people are no longer listening.
bill davidsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979