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Re: [Libguestfs] hivexml rewrite

On Sat, May 07, 2011 at 06:01:13PM -0400, Simson Garfinkel wrote:
> I am writing to you about hivexml.  Richard Jones told me that he
> was considering abandoning this program. Instead, I am willing to
> take over maintenance of it.

Not sure "abandoning", but I said that the format is broken, the
program is broken, and I'd like to deprecate both.

> 1. Is anybody using hivexml?

[speaking for me] No.  The regedit format is what we're not using in
all the upstream and RHEL tools.

> 2. Is it important to be able to read the old XML format?

[speaking for me] no

> 3. We have had a hard time building hivexml on non-RedHat
>  systems. Is there any objection to my making this a standalone
> program?

Go ahead.

I would suggest (just to avoid confusion) you call your program
something else instead of 'hivexml'.


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