[Nut-upsdev] energizerups == megatec_usb -x subdriver=agiler?

Viktor T. Toth vttoth at vttoth.com
Fri Jun 22 20:41:22 UTC 2007

I don't really have any "contacts", unless you mean people who e-mailed me
in the past about the driver. I could probably dig up their e-mail addresses
(if they are still valid, that is) but I don't think it'd be appropriate for
me to e-mail them with such a request. Nor do I feel particularly keen to
organize a test effort.

OK, what I mean is that I understand the reasons for what you are trying to
do and appreciate the intent, but, well, let me put it this way: when I
offered the energizerups driver, it was in the hope that others might find
it useful, not because I needed extra homework above and beyond supporting
the code that I wrote :-)

To me, the important thing is that the driver works reliably on a production
server. If it is important to someone else to clean up the code tree and
remove a redundant driver, I'll let that someone else worry about that
problem, not because I don't consider it a worthy goal (indeed, I'll gladly
and shamelessly benefit from the result as a user), simply because it is not
something that's on my own list of priorities. I hope you will forgive my
bluntness on this.


-----Original Message-----
From: Arnaud Quette [mailto:aquette.dev at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 3:00 PM
To: Viktor T. Toth
Cc: Arjen de Korte; nut-upsdev at lists.alioth.debian.org
Subject: Re: [Nut-upsdev] energizerups == megatec_usb -x subdriver=agiler?

Hi Viktor,

thanks for your answer.

can you forward the test request to your various contact?
one may have time, available unit and motivation to do so.
as a side note, the removal of energizerups to the profit of
megatec_usb would help us in cleaning the tree and deps, along with
adding a maintainer redundancy. And these points are parts of our
Quality Assurance effort underway...

Arjen: you should so also call for test on upsuser, mentioning the old
and new style things to try to get more info...

2007/6/22, Viktor T. Toth <vttoth at vttoth.com>:
> As I explained, I do not have a test "old-style" Energizer UPS.
> Unfortunately, testing on a live system is not something I have any desire
> to do. I hope you understand.
> Viktor
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arjen de Korte [mailto:nut+devel at de-korte.org]
> Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 10:32 AM
> To: Viktor T. Toth
> Cc: 'Arnaud Quette'; nut-upsdev at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Subject: Re: [Nut-upsdev] energizerups == megatec_usb -x subdriver=agiler?
> > Under these circumstances, it's just not worth my time to try and fix
> > something that's not even broken, just, hmmm, less elegant than it
> > be, and lacks support for that (presumably tiny) cross-section of users
> > who are using NUT on a non-Linux platform with older Energizer UPS
> > hardware.
> We don't ask you to fix something, just to check if the megatec_usb driver
> can do the same job as the energizerups is doing right now.
> Best regards, Arjen
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