#39 mkudffs not interoperable by default

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2004-08-12
2004-08-12
Pat LaVarre
No

Five points:

1)

mkudffs does not default to --udfrev=0x0102 for
rewritable discs (DVD-RAM discs, Iomega REV discs, etc.)

2)

Low priority til our leader Ben agrees this fact hurts
enough people that we should fix it somehow.

3)

We could change the default to be less unfriendly.

We could leave the default unfriendly, but print a
warning that we have quietly chosen to be unfriendly.

People say consequences of defaulting to higher UDF
revisions include, for example, that plugging a drive
into Mac OS X appears to have locked the disc into the
drive without mounting it until reboot.

Specifically whether the eject button of the device
itself then works, or remains prevented as when
mounted, I don't remember. Certainly no icon appears
on the desktop. Also geeks know to try launching the
Disk Utility, which offers a soft eject button for
every device.

4)

I first saw this issue in my own:

Subject: wish - mkudffs more usable
http://udfko.blog-city.com/read/585691.htm

5)

Incidentally, the mkudffs --media-type defaults to hd,
but I haven't yet heard a credible report of that
hurting anyone yet. Work I did to deny a
non-repeatable report is:

Subject: mkudffs --media-type
http://udfko.blog-city.com/read/768604.htm

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