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Why release XFS as patches against a kernel ?

To: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Why release XFS as patches against a kernel ?
From: "Pietje Puk" <lbalbalba@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 18:22:05 -0000
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx

Dear SGI,

As a linux user, I really appreciate your efforts to port your high quality filesystem XFS to linux as open source. However, I cannot understand your release scheme. You must understand that people will just want to download a tarball, `patch` the patches, and `./configure;make all;make install`. I sincerely feel that lots more people would give this fine fs a try if you would find the time to release XFS as a tarball, which people could just install by applying a patch to the kernel source, and compile by issuing a 'make all' on the command prompt.
Just my 2$...


Anyways, keep up the good work.



Sincerely,

J.Smith

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