En réponse à "Paul \"Bo\" Peaslee" <h2oman@xxxxxxxxxxxx>: > > I was taking a look at Command Line Jobs (Preferences Team), looking > for > > something to work in and a big question ocurred me: > > > > some jobs (Command Line) were taken from GNU Packages (eg:bc) and > some > were > > implemented from scratch (eg:mount). I just don't undestand: why don't > you > > take all from GNU ? Or if you are restrictive about GPL, why did you > take > > some ? Because most can be compiled natively, but some commands rely on POSIX stuff BeOS doesn't have, or has but it behaves differently. bc is the best example of OS-independant command. on the other hand mount on UNIX plays with /etc/fstab, which BeOS doesn't have. Please refer to this list too: http://clapcrest.free.fr/revol/beos/openbeos_bin_commands.html to see the origin, also I marked some progs as done but still didn't put it in the CVS (shame on me :P) > > I was also wondering if there was a Posix layer or kit these utilities > should be constructed on. > Just assume you have the BeOS one, for now. François.