Re: CD writing in future Linux (stirring up a hornets' nest)

From: jerome lacoste
Date: Mon Feb 13 2006 - 09:10:16 EST

On 2/10/06, Joerg Schilling <schilling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> "D. Hazelton" <dhazelton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > And does cdrecord even need libscg anymore? From having actually gone through
> > your code, Joerg, I can tell you that it does serve a larger purpose. But at
> > this point I have to ask - besides cdrecord and a few other _COMPACT_ _DISC_
> > writing programs, does _ANYONE_ use libscg? Is it ever used to access any
> > other devices that are either SCSI or use a SCSI command protocol (like
> > ATAPI)? My point there is that you have a wonderful library, but despite
> > your wishes, there is no proof that it is ever used for anything except
> > writing/ripping CD's.
> Name a single program (not using libscg) that implements user space SCSI and runs
> on as many platforms as cdrecord/libscg does.

As an application developer, I would focus on the following questions:

* what is the percentage of Windows users using a CD burning/ripping
program based on libscg?

* what is the percentage of cdrecord Linux users out of the total
number of cdrecord users?

* what are your expectations with regard to those numbers in the future?

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