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Re: adding jfs to hurdextras

From: Sajith T S
Subject: Re: adding jfs to hurdextras
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:21:51 +0530
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Manuel Menal wrote:

You've received this mail because you are the author of the jfs
translator for GNU/Hurd. As you might know, there is a repository where we
put software that was developed for GNU/Hurd but is not included in the
Hurd source code : <>.
I think PITH should be added to that repository so that other hackers
can see and modify the code. Are you OK with this ?

Manuel, we love you! :)  And I know you meant jfs and not pith in this
email ;)

Feel free to use the code in any way that would benefit the community.
While we are at it, you should also be aware that this translator was
done as an academic project, at a time both John and I were very wet
behind the ears - it just did not turn into the shape it should have
basically because our lack of skills.  And we did not have any kind of
"bandwidth" after leaving college to continue work on this.  Hopefully
things should change for the better now.

The hurdextras policy is that patches should only be committed with the
author's agreement, if they are still interested in reviewing patches.
Are you still interested in reviewing patches for jfs ? We could add
you as a project member and notify you when patches against jfs are

Neither of us have a Hurd running at the moment, so we can't test.  And
we had not been able to follow the developments in the past couple of
years so I am probably not even qualified to review your patch -  I must
add that it looks quite okay, however.  Feel free to add jfs translator
to the repository.  With appropriate patches, of course :)  You can
choose to maintain this if you wish to.  John is also okay with this,
we just talked.

Thanks a lot for your interest in this.  Let us allow a little time to
think if we would be able to join you in the project as we have to set
up machines, find time, learn things, etc.  I would love to.

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