Re: cdrecord hangs my computer

From: Larry McVoy
Date: Sun Dec 07 2003 - 23:53:22 EST

On Sun, Dec 07, 2003 at 11:36:09PM -0500, Bob wrote:
> Larry McVoy wrote:
> >Hey, that "piece of crap" has burned one heck of a lot of ISO images of
> >Linux over the years. How about a nod of thanks to the author before you
> >tell him you don't like his interface? And how about acknowledgement that
> >he made that "piece of crap" work on a lot of different Unix platforms?
> >
> Naming "1,0,0" won't work everywhere for me.

You're missing my point. I was not claiming that cdrecord's naming
scheme was great and I'm still not claiming that. I was objecting to
what I saw as a needless slam on someone who has produced a useful tool,
maintained it for years, and we've all used it for years.

Personally, I think a

The cdrecord naming scheme is broken, we aren't going to support it.

would have been enough. Maybe Linus has some issues with the author but
that's no excuse to be that rude. I'm a little tired of this mailing
list hammering on people more than is needed.
Larry McVoy lm at
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