CD Burning Library

Ben Jansens xor at
Mon Dec 1 20:24:13 EET 2003

On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 07:17:54PM +0100, "Marc Boris D?rner" wrote:
> Hi, 
> > > Why ? We have a program which works and does its job.. Why do you want 
> > > to reinvent the wheel ? 
> > 
> > Yes it's a great job if you want to script around it or anything.  But 
> > it's a very poor library.  For instance, in an app if you wanted to figure
> > out what kind of CDR you have (eg manufacturer or what not) there is no 
> > way to do that except to parse out cdrecord.  So in an app you would have 
> > to exec cdrecord multple times in order to get all the information. 
> > 
> > Having looked at the code, it's a mess to break it out into a coherent 
> > library that you can use as a backend.  There is a need for such a library
> > and I don't believe it's are re-inventing the wheel rather it's making cd 
> > burning applications efficient and easy to program especially one that 
> > thats freedesktop standards aware that can use things like dbus. 
> Something nice in stdc++ would be pretty cool.  
> Maybe a stream based set of classes? 
> Whats the attraction to ugly old-school C? I am sick of yet another legacy-C
> library.  

Bindings for other languages can be hashed out once we have stablized the
public API. This is definitely planned. C++ and Python are obvious targets
for these.

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