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Re: partman, growlight, discoverable partitions, and fun

On Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 03:18:48PM +0200, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Whether a tool that was developed new from scratch is automatically better is not a given. The burden of proof is on the person trying to introduce the new software, not on the people maintaining the current set of software.
> And claiming that parted is in pure maintenance mode is not true either. It has a paid developer working on the project and is receiving updates and improvements.
> Whether growlight is better and more suitable for Debian needs to be technically proven, not just by arguing that it’s the newer project.

I would have thought that if libparted was missing 1 or 2 features,
it would make more sense to add those features than to write a new tool
duplicating most of the functionality.

Well unless working with the maintainers of libparted is imposible.
There are a few projects like that but I don't remember ever seeing
complains about libparted.  Now you have two tools both missing some
features.  Hardly an improvement.

Len Sorensen

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