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Re: [Libcdio-devel] Google Summer of Code 2008

From: R. Bernstein
Subject: Re: [Libcdio-devel] Google Summer of Code 2008
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 12:18:31 -0500

Peter Creath writes:
 > On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:03 PM, R. Bernstein <address@hidden> wrote:
 > > Google Summer of Code 2008 is on. I understand that FSF says it will
 > >  try to participate this year. If it is accepted, I'll suggest adding
 > >  UDF reading support. (There is some limited stuff in libcdio right
 > >  now).
 > Would that just be integrating pieces of the Linux UDF project?  

Dunno. Possibly. Libcdio got started by more or less creating a
library out of code in vcdimager. I looked at Linux UDF. It doesn't
seem to use a library for its needs. DRY suggests a library here and

 > libcdio generally have filesystem support?  

No. Another thing requested was a "tar" command for image
files. Personally though I'd like to see that as a separate project
from libcdio. It might have hooks back into GNU tar.

 > What aspects do you think
 > would work well inside libcdio, especially given that it's a userspace
 > program?

Same things as for ISO 9660. In a sense UDF and ISO9660 do the same
thing. UDF just does it with better or more as part of the base
standard, (e.g. larger file sizes, UTF support built into filenames
and directories)

 > >  Folks might give thought to other things. On the other hand, right now
 > >  this is a bit premature since FSF hasn't been accepted for the
 > >  program.
 > How about full support for P-W subchannels on audio CDs (raw 2448
 > format)?  I've been hoping to get to that for years.

Sure, especially if you'd be willing to mentor such a project ;-) My
intention is not to limit the ideas.  

I'm hoping GNU is working on a more distributed way to update the list
of projects (e.g. such as a wiki). But in the meantime if you want to
write up a proposal I'll forward it. 

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