Re: "Why Reuser 4 still is not in" doc

From: Tilman Schmidt
Date: Thu Jul 20 2006 - 03:13:51 EST

On Sun, 16 Jul 2006 22:01:15 +0200, Diego Calleja wrote:
> Maybe it's too late and reiser 4 will get in in the next release, but
> I've written this doc into the kernelnewbies' wiki:
> . If you disagree with
> something in that doc, edit it or just answer to this mail what you want
> to see in it and I'll add it myself.

It could be improved in two ways in order to better convince people:

Firstly, mention some (perhaps even all) of the actual technical
issues preventing the inclusion of Reiser4. Right now, you are
giving much space to the political issues (or their non-existence).
This answers a different question ("Why we are fed up with the
Reiser4 discussion") than the one in the title, and in the worst
case might leave a reader with the impression that political
reasons are more important after all.

Secondly, the questions in the FAQ part should probably be put in a
less loaded form. For example, Q1 could just read objectively:
"Why can't Reiser4 be included as an experimental feature?"
As it stands now, I fear too many people's reaction upon reading it
will be: "That's not my question." At least leave off the plaintive
initial "but" on Q1 and Q2. It puts off the readers you want to


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