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- Subject: Re: [ANN] luaposix-5.1.2 released (lposix fork)
- From: Natanael Copa <natanael.copa@...>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:34:28 +0100
On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 22:36 +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Natanael Copa <email@example.com> writes:
> > syslog funcs was a requested feature in luaposix and was one of the
> > reasons i forked lposix at all. If luasyslog were released a few days
> > before... well, I don't know if I would bother fork lposix at all.
> Er, so why not unfork it then? Forks aren't per-se a bad thing, but
> ... they do confuse people, split resources, and often lead to subtle
> problems. If this fork has no real purpose, it seems a bit silly to
> keep it around...
The main purpose is to maintain a posix module for lua. lposix is
unmaintained. Patches have been submitted to this list for years but non
have entered lposix and there is no sign for a release of lposix for
I didn't want to fork. I asked to take over maintainership and got
response "its public domain, do what you want".
A need for syslog features helped me to allocate some time and actually
do something about it.