[ITP] FUSE 2.8

Bill Zissimopoulos billziss@navimatics.com
Sat Jul 23 18:34:00 GMT 2016

On 7/23/16, 10:48 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

>So you quoted my knee-jerk reaction but missed to quote the *real* point
>of my mail.  Fixed that for you:
>> > Here's an idea:  You both slap yourself and start talking to each
>> > 
>> > For the Windows *and* Cygwin world it would be *much* preferrable if
>> > work together and create a single, unified FUSE concept, rather than
>> > having two projects doing almost, but not entirely, the same thing,
>> > Worse, given that FUSE only makes sense if user-space filesystems
>> > we now have two FUSE concepts with a disjunct set of user-space
>> I was planning to work for a solution for how to have multiple *-fuse
>> packages coexist based on Marco’s great answer.
>Which is not the answer I'd expected since it completely ignores the
>part about "talking to each other", "single FUSE concept" and

Corinna, I apologize to you and the list for not being on my best
behavior. However…

I *have* contributed to Dokany. Despite the fact that my own project is
independent and not a Dokan fork (and has a completely different
design/architecture), a couple of days ago I suggested on their mailing
list that I would still work with them. The events of the last couple of
days changed my mind.

I work on my project(s) because I can and because I find that it is fun,
even when I am debugging for 2 days why the LazyWriter hangs in some
obscure kernel corner. If it gets too political it stops being fun. If I
am forced to work on something I would rather not, it stops being fun too.

I want to contribute to Cygwin, because I have been a user since the early
2000’s and because I cannot live on Windows without it. I thought I had
something to contribute after all this time. Unfortunately it looks like
the price of admission may be higher than I am willing to pay at this time.

Thank you and regards,


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