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RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b

> From: owner-mint@fishpool.com [mailto:owner-mint@fishpool.com]On Behalf
> Of maurits@bassment.demon.nl
> Sent: Thursday, August 05, 1999 11:10 AM
> To: mint@fishpool.com
> Subject: Re: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> > And if you're the kind of person that mess up your removables
> under MiNT,
> > it's very likely that you will do the same under Linux as well...
> Well, I never did, sorry to disappoint you. When I change a floppy under
> bash, there's no problem in Linux, and there is in MiNT.
> > I'd really like to know what's so "screwed" about MiNT...
> The fact that you need a desktop to force a media change?

You don't. Just run a TTP which forces the media change detection (which
under normal circumstances should not be needed). There is a forcemed.ttp in
the SPIN package).

> > It's a *lot* harder than just inserting the floppy and press <ESC>...
> Unless you have to start your AES just for that purpose. Bash fails
> miserably at detecting media changes. And that is the point I'm trying
> to make. In graphical shells it's always easy, both in Linux and MiNT.

a) If the media change is not detected automatically, something is broken.

b) Even in that case, you can do the same thing in Bash (with the right
tool), and then it's still not worse than under Unix.

> > I agree with kellis. What are the advantages of "real"
> mounting? I can hear
> > the MagiC-zealots already - "MiNT sux, you have to be a unix-guru to
> > blarghblurbgurba..." (i.e. the same old song).
> They say that anyway. And on a console we'll need a way to force
> mediachanges anyway, and that will mean typing a command, whether it's
> mount or anything else. It's very nice that both MiNT and Linux have
> graphical desktops that handle this easily, but if I wanted only
> graphical shells I'd prolly be a Magic-zealot myself.
> And still nobody has told me what is so terrible about automount.

Nothing is terrible about the concept of automounting -- this is why MiNT is
doing it :-)

Julian F. Reschke (mailto:reschke@medicaldataservice.de)
MedicalData Service GmbH Münster, Germany