[haiku-development] Re: BeServed donated!

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:40:55 +0200 CEST

> 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).

Great news indeed :)

> 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.

It should probably go first in vendor/ I suppose...

> 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,

It should be possible to add xattr support on Unix (now Linux almost
supports some) and NT so at least they would be preserved.


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