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Re: better install experience



On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 09:47:27PM +0300, Szabolcs Szakacsits wrote:
> 
>  > As far as I know, but please correct me if I'm wrong, Dave Jones is 
>  > (apparently was?) even paid to do this. So, some reply like "thanks, I'll 
>  > take a quick look or forwarded it to X.Y" would have been appreciated.
>  > 
>  > So, why shouldn't one be surprised when a maintainer doesn't reply to bug 
>  > reports he is responsible for? Please tell us, I'm really interested.
> 
> I apologise for not replying. I get crazy amounts of mail, and sometimes 
> stuff falls through the cracks.  A grep for your name in my mboxes from 
> this year doesn't have any hits, so its possible I even didn't get it 
> somehow ?

It was last year:

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 Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 02:00:52 +0300 (MET DST)
 From: Szakacsits Szabolcs <szaka sienet hu>
 To: Dave Jones <davej redhat com>
 Subject: Re: ntfs kernel module

 [...]

 > the kernel driver is "safer".

 I'm not sure. It's true that its functionality is very limited (ntfs-3g 
 also supports read-only mounts of course) but

        - unlike ntfs-3g, the kernel driver isn't quality tested 

        - I've fixed many problems in the NTFS code base which could also 
          exist in the kernel driver. One of the most serious bugs I 
          remember was freeing memory in truncate() which could be modified 
          later on (random memory corruptions).

  [...]
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Regards,
	    Szaka

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