[Apt-rpm] I: [PATCH] 0.5.4cnc9: rsync method support

Sviatoslav Sviridov svd at lintec.minsk.by
Fri Feb 21 18:42:53 EST 2003

On Wed, 19 Feb 2003 13:53:17 -0800
jw schultz <jw at pegasys.ws> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 12:25:43PM -0500, Paul Green wrote:
> > Sviatoslav Sviridov [mailto:svd at ns1.lintec.minsk.by] wrote:
> > >It would be good if attached patch will be included in upstream. This
> > >patch adds option --apt-support for rsync and with this option rsync
> > >will print some additional information about file being transfered. No
> > >program logic changed. Having this option in rsync we can have apt with
> > >rsync method support.
> > 
> > 1. What is apt?  
> > 2. The code changes look pretty simple and quite clean, but I didn't see
> > any documentation changes. 
> > 
> > Are there any objections to my applying this patch if Sviatoslav supplies 
> > documentation changes, too?
> I object to the patch.
> As i told him in response to an offline request to me and Martin.
> | I will not recommend this patch.  The focus seems
> | far too narrow and there is no coherent argument for
> | inclusion.  This just smacks of option proliferation.
> He provides no justification for the patch.  It adds yet
> another verbosity option for the purposes of reporting
> progress.  Oh, and why "apt" that smacks of name pollution.
> If we are going to add this sort of progress reporting let's
> do so with a unified verbosity/progress report framework.
> There are plenty of verbosity methods i and others would
> like.  Much better would be to have a --log-opts that
> accepts a list of independent keywords and can be used
> instead of -v with stacking.

Looks very good, this would be better. Does anybody want to implement this?
Can I help with this?

And other thing I want to discuss: now rsync designed as standalone program,
but it will be good if library with protocol implementation created, and build
rsync program based on this library.

Sviatoslav Sviridov
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