Edited by SigFLUP, 23 December 2009 - 08:35 PM.
To fork or not to fork, that's my question
Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:34 PM
Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:54 PM
Posted 23 December 2009 - 11:16 PM
In my case, the developers of rdesktop are simply putting big breaks on contributions and are not very actively developing anything. This is why rdesktop only supports old versions of RDP and lacks a lot of the new features that have been introduced over the years. The guy owning the project own a company that makes a proprietary front-end to rdesktop, and they do not accept contributions unless they're really small patches that only fix a problem. The major problem is that in order to support the new features of RDP, major changes in the design of rdesktop are required, which is something they would never accept. Forking was the only solution to be able to make all those changes.
Also, forking takes a lot of time and energy. If you do not have a lot of time and energy to spend on a fork, don't do it.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 04:19 PM
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