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Re: cdrecord floating point exception



Joerg Schilling wrote:
"Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@gmx.net> 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").

    
I think that's right, and by big complaint is that they called their fork "cdrecord" because people didn't use "wodim."

- 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. 

  
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.
Why don't you inform yourself from the official cdrecord website?

  
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.

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

  


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