Re: CD Creation Tool
Gerhard Poul wrote:
> > on 3 Sep 1998 you announced on debian-devel that you and a friend of
> > you are implementing a new cd-creation tool from which you said it
> > would be powerful than debian-cd.
> yup... It should be faster ... and there are no Makefiles :)))
This alone is not accepted as reason for being faster. It just shows your
dislike of make.
> > Could you please get in touch with either me or the Debian group and
> > tell us the status of this tool.
> hmmm.. we are developing this tool at the moment... If someone tells us what
> you need we would be happy to do that...
How fare have you gone?
> We'd be very happy if someone can make a feature list and a program
> description about what the program should be able to do.
That's something we don't know currently. Can you provide me with the
current snapshot of your tool? Perhaps r/o access to your CVS repository?
This comes to my mind as requirements:
. Different configuration files for cd-roms
. Automatic creation of directories, links
. Copying / hardlinking of files
. Creation of Packages and Packages.cd files
. Maybe creation of Contents- files
. Creation of additional files
. Splitting the distribution according to some to-be-defined rules
. Correct handling of binary-$arch and binary-all dirs
. Ways to create botable cd's / not-bootable ones
. Ways to create cd nr. n from the whole set of m cd's
I'm sure there are more. I've just finished a cd-recreation tool, thus I
know there are problems.
Whenever you meet yourself you're in a time loop or in front of a mirror.