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Re: [Parted-maintainers] [Feature request] Add SIZE listing to the print

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: [Parted-maintainers] [Feature request] Add SIZE listing to the print menu
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:35:39 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 01:22:41AM +0200, Jari Aalto+mail.linux wrote:
> There is wishlist item from 2001 in Debian bug tracking system a request
> for SIZE to be added to the displayed columns. This is _very_ good feature
> which helps to calculate correct sizes (start, end). Please consider adding
> following patch (or similar) to future parted releases.

Yep, just saw that. Now, parted is part of base, and thus frozen since
forever, so upgrades to it are being difficult, but i will see what i can do.

> Jari
> P.s.
> I've CC'd QA, because this situation is too common in Debian's package bug
> listings. What's the purpose of QA if there are years old items that nobody
> cares to submit forward or act upon on? Shame on you - parted maintainer
> team:

Notice that the parted maintainership was thrusted on me when Timshell Knoll
dropped out of debian almost a year ago, and that i have been searching for
one (or more) comaintainers for parted since over 6 month now, without much

I guess you just volunteered, and i warmly welcome you. The package is
maintained on alioth, in a subversion repository, so you only need to create
an alioth account, and i would gladly add you to the project :) We can discuss
the issue on #parted on freenode too (i am svenl), if you do irc.

The real problem is that parted has been frozen since august, and updates to
it have to convince the release managers first.

>     How closely do you work with your upstream software author?
>     http://blog.andrew.net.au/2005/02/25#upstream

Rather closely, as the bug-parted or whatever mailing list archive will show
you. I had planned on taking up parted maintainership, but lacked time to do
this, and contributed the amiga partition table support to parted (my original
and only planed involvement), as well as have been pushing the debian patches
into upstream as best i can.

Anyway, thanks for your patch, i will see if i can put it in the experimental
branch for now, and see if it can go to unstable too. Mmm, actually it could
go to unstable all the same, will add it to the repo. I want to see what
Andrew responds to this, and ideally, we would have this kind of stuff

BTW, have you tried graphical frontends like gparted ? 


Sven Luther

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