[haiku-development] BeServed donated!
- From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Haiku Development" <haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 13:55:08 +0200 CEST
Hi there, I recently got a mail from Kevin Musick, the author of BeServed (ie. Teldar Corporation, www.teldar.com), that he would like to donate BeServed and its companion tools (like its Windows server) under the MIT license. I already retrieved most sources from him (the Unix server code is still missing, everything else is there). Now the question is what we do with it exactly. We already have a more or less complete network file system written by Ingo. Since we probably need to rework that one anyway when porting it to Haiku, it might be a good idea to have a look at BeServed, and see if we can reuse the best parts of both file systems, whereever feasible. For now, I would commit the sources into our repository unchanged (under src/tests/add-ons/kernel/file_systems), so that we have them available for inspection. AFAIK both file systems are pretty complete by themselves (disregarding any eventual bugs). The advantage of BeServed is that it comes with servers for other operating systems, so that you can access their file systems using BeServed as well (you then don't have attribute support, AFAICT). Bye, Axel.