Subject: Re: Questions about 1.3
To: The Grey Wolf <>
From: Ted Lemon <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/1997 09:00:15
> And implementing "slices" as opposed to "partitions" would gain us
> what, exactly?

Slices means that you can partition the partitions, basically.

> Anyway, it's not an unreasonable thing to shoot for, considering that
> "enhancements" are currently still allowed; if it doesn't work right,
> back it out, but I think that expanding the number of partitions
> is not a bad idea; apparently der Mouse has some patches to make
> this work, at least for the SPARC port.

The problem with making the change isn't that it would take more than
two weeks to implement.   The problem is that you haven't thought
through all the implications, and you're proposing to toss it out on
an unsuspecting user populace and let them work it out.

This is why we have -current - so that we have a release that
unsuspecting users can run without getting into trouble, and a release
that people who are willing to accept a little bit of adventure can
run in order to help test things out.

As I said before, just because we haven't hit the feature freeze
doesn't mean that any feature that can be implemented between now and
that freeze should.   IMHO, we should wait to do this the right way
rather than battering users with experimental stopgap changes that
will be different in the next release.