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Re: Possible interest in the rsync project.
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 05:19:20PM -0300, Christiano Farina Haesbaert wrote:
> - The idea is to have a port, so other BSDs could benefit directly,
> or having it included in the default distribution ?
Integration in base would be the primary target. Various NetBSD
components are available as portable distributions with autoconf glue as
> - Is there any interest in the client side ? I would probably write it after
> the server, if so, transport over ssh and family is highly desirable ?
I don't think the client and server side are much different in terms of
protocol. The biggest issue is likely the delta algorithm and that
applies to both.
> - Should we keep compatibility with all rsync protocol versions ? That's
> probably a huge deal of work ?
I'd say the newest or newest two is good enough.
> - Would there be any mentor of some sort ?
What areas would you like to have help in?
> - I also wouldn't have full time to dedicate to the project, so mainly
> friday and
> weekend (so much more than the expected 2 months), is that a problem ?
This is a volunteer project, of course not.
> It's been a long time since I don't touch NetBSD, I've been on OpenBSD for
> some time, so I'd need some advices on KNF and project guidelines.
That should be a relatively small issue.
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