Some considerations about the Wine FUSE project for GSoC

Kai Blin kai.blin at
Mon Mar 31 09:08:00 CDT 2008

On Monday 31 March 2008 15:30:17 Marc Andre Tanner wrote:

> First, I haven't yet applied for the project mainly because i will
> probably not be able to work full time on a GSoC project due to real
> life issues (part time job, family related things etc). On the other
> hand I doubt that it will require ~3 months to implement, I have done
> my prototype over more or less a weekend.

That's why there's more than one FUSE file systems on the list ;)

> I miss the technical discussion on how the problem should be solved. I
> think the idea of keeping the original filename in an extended attribute
> and storing everything in lower case is a pretty good one. Andrew
> Tridgell also listed it on one of his slides from  WineConf05 [1].

The tricky part is convincing Alexandre Julliard, as always when working on 

> I 
> prototyped something and thought this way I would at least get some
> feedback (after all "Talk is cheap. Show me the code." is common
> practice in the open source world). But this wasn't really the
> case, so i am still wondering what should be done differently?

Whoops, I didn't see that url. Sorry, but things were a bit busy recently.
I'll give that a whirl later today.


Kai Blin
WorldForge developer
Wine developer
Samba team member
Will code for cotton.
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