Re: new modules consensus


On Tue, 2004-08-17 at 17:35, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Maw, 2004-08-17 at 17:26, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > 	To me, it sounds like these are "just bugs" that won't affect most
> > users too badly rather than blocking issues with the design or quality
> > of the program. If these are relatively minor issues that could easily
> > be fixed during stable releases, then I don't think there's a big
> > problem here. Maybe I'm mis-understanding the importance of the issues,
> > but its hard to judge without bug reports.
> On Linux at the moment
> 	= the portscan crashes on use (and doesn't work in other cases)
> 	  also can't do UDP
> 	= it misparses interface data (ifconfig format varies by distro
> 	  so that may be part of the fun)
> 	= it doesn't begin to comprehend routing tables post 1994 world
> type of stuff. Some discussion just started on the gnome-nettools list.
> I'd love to see it fixed and in 2.8 if doable

	Cool, what we've done in the past in situations like this is
tentatively include modules with the caveat that it might be pulled at
the last minute if we weren't happy with the quality.


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