On May 7, 2011, at 6:26 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote: > 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. Ah. Your email to me actually had the word "abandoning" in it. Sorry if I jumped the gun. > >> 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 Anybody else? > >> 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'. I think that brands have value. If keeping the old name means retaining backwards XML compatibility, I'm happy to do so. Keeping the name is a good thing, I think.
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