[ITP] FUSE 2.8

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Jul 25 07:35:00 GMT 2016

On Jul 23 18:33, Bill Zissimopoulos wrote:
> 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
> >>other.
> >> > 
> >> > For the Windows *and* Cygwin world it would be *much* preferrable if
> >>you
> >> > 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
> >>exist,
> >> > we now have two FUSE concepts with a disjunct set of user-space
> >>drivers.
> >
> >> 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
> >"collaboration".
> 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

This is one detail I missed here.  If this has been mentioned earlier
I apologise for not noticing it.  I was under the implression WinFsp and
dokany are from the same source code base,

> 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.

As I said, I'm not going to refuse your package.  I was just pissed
about this discussion in conjunction with  my (now) obvious
misunderstanding that we're talking about two forks of the same code.

Please go ahead as planned,

Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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