Re: miscutils snag/questions for all
Bruce Perens writes ("Re: miscutils snag/questions for all"):
> [Jeff Noxon:]
> > Do we really want
> > programs like fdisk to evolve differently in different distributions?
> Fdisk is a special issue. There is a new fdisk 3.0 which was distributed
> separately. It is a command line program and we need to write a front
> end for it.
fdisk 3.0 is nowhere near a new version of fdisk 2.0. IMO it should
have been called something different.
I'd like to continue to have an fdisk which is like fdisk 2, and I
don't see why fdisk 2 can't be maintained (but then I haven't looked
at the code).
> > If the answer is 'yes', then I would like to have an fdisk program
> > that works like the one that comes with DOS. Then everyone would know
> > what to do with it. :)
> Please download the fdisk 3 from sunsite. If you want to make a DOS-like
> front end, it would not be too difficult.
Will a fdisk 3 with a DOS-like front-end be as flexible as fdisk 2 ?
Ideally we would have two interfaces, a full-screen interface that
looks enough like DOS not to confuse people and a command-line/script
interface that's like fdisk 2.