tightening requirements... sorta
jp.guillemin at free.fr
Sat Aug 9 23:33:14 CEST 2008
When a software becomes mature, it doesn't need to be updated very
often. So a lack of regular releases doesn't mean that a project is dead.
This is especially true for simple tools like Gamin or Fam when they
have reached their target functionality level , and when most bugs are
I agree that Gamin is an improvement over Fam for the good reasons given
Robby Workman wrote:
> Nick Schermer wrote:
>> 2008/8/9 Robby Workman <xfce at rlworkman.net>:
>>> Do people still use *fam* at all? Maybe that's the only thing
>>> available on *BSD, but for linux anyway, I've not seen any problems
>>> at all with gamin?
>> I think almost every major distro ships with fam, because gamin is more
>> or less dead and only works for local filesystems IIRC.
> Hmmm... from what I can tell:
> fam 2.6.10 was released 8/20/2007 --
> gamin 0.1.9 was released 7/27/2007 --
> If one is dead, then so is the other, it seems.
> More importantly, I had exactly the opposite understanding with
> respect to what most major distributions are shipping - from what
> I recall, gamin is preferred over fam due to:
> 1. no running daemon is required
> 2. gamin uses the newer inotify, whereas fam uses old dnotify
> It's quite possible that I'm wrong, and if so, please enlighten me :)
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