Subject: Re: Why was vinum removed?
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marcin Jessa <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/2006 23:23:23
On Thu, 4 May 2006 23:28:38 +0100
Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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.
It's still mentioned at the top of http://www.netbsd.org/guide/en/chap-rf.html