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Re: How to react on a factually wrong Debian wiki change ?




On 2018-09-28, Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri 28 Sep 2018 at 11:02:37 +0000, Curt wrote:
>
>> On 2018-09-27, Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >
>> > "wodim should better not be used with DVD or BD media."
>> 
>> The French Wiki has something like: 
>> 
>>  It is preferable not to use wodim with DVD or BD media.
>> 
>> Notice the elimination all weasly padding of the "Some believe it would
>> be better" variety (as began Keeling's uncommented edit).
>
> Elimination never happened. The only thing noticable is the French
> version hasn't been syched with the English version.

Guess I should have said absence rather than elimination. 

> Uncommented edits are not unusual; people forget to do it.
>

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

My uninformed opinion is that the edit is unwarranted and confusing. 

In fact I'd say the edit weaseled the caveat more or less out of
existence. Apparently the "some"* that "believe it would be better"
don't know about the complexity of the variables involved, nor that what
is burnt on device A isn't necessarily readable on device B (but remains
readable on device A?), the implication being they're attributing to the
software what can be ascribed to other, unrelated factors.

* Thomas Schmitt, developer of xorisso (who probably knows his
* shit), of which Keeling was well aware, of course, when he made the
* edit.

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