[arch-general] Burning From Command Line

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Mon May 24 07:33:30 EDT 2010

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Rasmus Steinke <rasi at xssn.at> wrote:
> Jörg has a point. While of course being biased about his pet cdrtools,
> cdrkit is not on par with cdrtools in any way.
> Those updates you mention more or less only consist of small fixes, no
> progess at all in that package.
> The ONLY reason cdrkit is used in many distributions is the license of
> cdrtools. Jörg mentions on his website that suns lawyers have analyzed the
> legal issues.
> Unfortunately there is no link to that analysis which makes this a pure
> claim.

Jorg also mentioned that Eben Moglen approved the original software :
which was proved to be wrong from Eben Moglen himself :

> This doesnt change the fact that cdrtools is clearly superior to cdrkit.
> (Just check arch's bugtracker)
> Rasi

If this wasn't the case, the situation wouldn't suck as much. Everyone
would just use cdrkit without second thoughts.
But when a project is forked by external (non-involved) people simply
for fixing the license rather than fixing real technical problems, I
wouldn't expect great progress being made.
Anyway let's stop talking about all this non-sense BS.

I am very happy with how the wiki
(http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/CD_Burning) presents things by
staying very practical.
Install packaged cdrkit, and if it doesn't work for you, install
cdrtools from AUR.

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