RE: EFS and gnome/kde (was Re: Request: Test suite for EFS.)

Guyz, could you move it to so that the kde guys
could join in the discussion?

On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Ali Abdin wrote:

> > > I think this is Havoc's 'backseat coder' analogy. Unless you have 
> > > actually coded or have experience or have benchmarks with this tarfs/EFS 
> > > then you can make comments about it. Otherwise, just leave it up to the 
> > > GNOME hackers to sort out.
> > 
> > It was a question.
> > Dont call me a "backseat coder".
> > Btw, I DO have experience from coding filesystems.
> > However I DON't have experience from EFS or tar.
> By calling somebody a backseat coder - well i don't mean it as an insult. 
> I just mean it as in "dont comment if you're not knowledgeable about the 
> topic" (i.e. EFS or tar) - I'm sure the people who have hacked on EFS and 
> tar have more knowledge than you or I. And as long as there are tools to 
> read/write to EFS I don't see what the problem is. (As long as its fast 
> and efficient). 
> Anyway, my apologies for calling you a "backseat coder" if you take 
> offense at it.
> > I think this is rather a "no one that isn't coding on my project, should
> > talk about, or have questions about it" analogy.
> > GNOME is an open project, right?
> > And I do have rights to ask questions about an open project, whithout being
> > told to shut up, or am I wrong?
> Yes - but asking questions that have /just/ been awnsered will not get a 
> response from the usual people. I've just been /browsing/ the thread 
> lightly and your question was /just/ discussed and awnsered. I figure 
> that if you wish to comment on the topic, then read the whole thread first.
> > Im sorry that I didn't realize that EFS was a TRUE filesystem, but you could
> > have told me so in another way.
> Like I said, my apologies. I didn't mean it in an "offensive" way - I 
> just noticed a lot of people bashing EFS without being very knowledgeable 
> about it (i.e. "its new", "why not <X>", "why not <Y>") and i fear that 
> many of these people have not looked at EFS - They just want something 
> that they know/understand rather than something new.
> Again sorry :)
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