Joerg Schilling wrote:
I think that's right, and by big complaint is that they called their fork "cdrecord" because people didn't use "wodim.""Thomas Schmitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Hi,The fork (when started in september 2006) removed the original DVD code and replaced it by something that does not work. I have no idea why the initiators of the fork replaced working code...To my observation the timeline was: - Fork of cdrkit ("cdrecord" became "wodim").
Perhaps before the name was used, but there was a fork with DVD capability before cdrecord got the ProDVD code. I used it because I had too many problems with the licensing of ProDVD and couldn't get permission to install it.- Introduction of DVD code into the fork (from program dvdrecord ?). - Soon later you released the cdrecord-ProDVD functionality as cdrtools source tarball.It looks as if you are a victim of the FUD spread by Debian :-( There always was only one cdrecord source code since it's creation in late 1995. The first DVD support code was added in February 1998 but could not be made OpenSource due to an NDA. Anyway, the DVD support in cdrecord code became OpenSource long before the fork "wodim" was created.
Official how? It's your version of history, your memory, your inside information. That doesn't make it right or wrong, but it's no more official or authoritative than the Debian version or my own recollection. We did burn DVDs with other software before cdrecord included the code, if you believe it or not.Why don't you inform yourself from the official cdrecord website?
Maybe you and Dr Norbert could take your pissing contest to email and off this list.
As i stated towards Parker Jones: If growisofs cannot handle drive and media then there is few hope that others can. (I deem my programs not worse than growisofs but they cannot claim to be better when it comes to DVD writing.)If you observe the net, you will see that there are many people who report that they use cdrecord to write DVDs because growisofs is not working for them...... Jörg
-- E. Robert Bogusta It seemed like a good idea at the time