proposal for starting work on partitioning

goran.krampe at goran.krampe at
Mon Apr 4 14:59:21 UTC 2005

Daniel Vainsencher <danielv at> wrote:
>  > So let me beg here instead: who is actually interested in doing
>  > partitioning work?  Anyone?  Is this just something that we care about
>  > more in the abstract than in practice, and nobody really wants it
>  > enough to do it?  Are there other ways we should be thinking about
>  > this that would get more traction? (like, "how many bits of code can
>  > we package up and unload from the image?")
> Well, what are our goals? seems to me like the partitioning work is not 
> good for itself - it supports (or should support) use cases.
> Some obvious kinds of use cases are:
> 1. "I want to be able to strip my images of this part" (MorphicSplitters)
> 2. "I want to be able to swap in an alternative implementation" 
> (ToolBuilder)
> 3. "I want to develop/maintain this outside the image" (Celeste, when I 
> started doing it)


4. "I want to have the image staked out with maintainers assigned so
that we have 'owners' of the code."

This #4 doesn't imply 1, 2 or 3. It is useful all on its own.

> What usecases (from either of the lists above or otherwise), do people 
> on this list want to work on?

I will get back to you on that one. No time at this minute. :)

> Daniel

regards, Göran

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