Subject: Re: Why was vinum removed?
To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/04/2006 23:28:38
On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 01:28:43PM +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >> Because of these problems, we'd like to remove vinum from NetBSD's src
> >> tree. We can do it ourselves, if you'd like us to, or you can remove
> >> it yourself.
> >
> > I can't blame you.  I just haven't had time to maintain Vinum on any
> > platform.  If your word is final, go ahead and remove it.
> >
> > Before we axe it, though, would it not be worthwhile looking round for
> > somebody else to maintain it?  As you say, it's a useful subsystem to
> > have.  If we can find somebody else to share the load, I should be
> > able to help get it up to speed.
> I didn't get any reply to that message.

Just to clarify the situation - the core team took up Greg's
suggestion to see if any other NetBSD developer was willing and able
to maintain vinum, and a call for a maintainer was sent around
internally within the project.  Unfortunately, we couldn't find anyone
willing to maintain the code, and so vinum was removed.