Again: the "no demand" is in large parts due to a) BD burning being too expensive until about a year ago and b) many Linux-users telling people that K3B etc are just as good if not better than Nero!Again, obviously there was no demand for Nero on Linux, if this has to do with there not being any demand for Bluray burning or not I can't say (and maybe the price drop you described in Bluray burners and media reflect that lack of demand in overall terms), but it's obvious not enough Linux users wanted Nero for it to be deemed worthwhile for them to support the platform. This prompted you to whine about people not buying it because YOU wanted that support, I mean WTF? I don't have a Bluray burner, my DVD burning needs are fully met with existing Linux FOSS tools, why would I (or anyone else who has no need for it's features) pay for Nero?
I've been banging this drum for about 2 years now (see my bug report) - and I was one of the first people to actually author a Bluray fully under Linux, using predominantly OSS tools (plus TSmuxer plus Nero). Back then Burners were like 240 Euros and BD-Rs about 8 Euros. And when I look at the response I've gotten, it is clearly apparent that most of it has only been written rather recently, so there definately is a trend of more and more people burning (or rather TRYING to burn!) Blurays with Linux now that the price has gone down....
Oh, and as always in flamewars, your needs and desires are 100% representative for the population at large! 8)Never knew it even existed for Linux, that's how much I will miss it. And no, I'm not going to buy a Blu-ray burner, so no future tears either.
This *may* be due to the fact that you personally don't care about optical media at all.... I also have never heard anyone complain about MySQL issues - but since databases are something i wouldn't ever touch with a 10-foot-pole, this is hardly surprising! <:-) I am however quite certain that there are a lot of complaints about MySQL....Don't know 'how many' people will be surprised as you are the only one I've ever seen complaining about this.
It is not "some feature", UDF 2.5 is part of the Bluray-Specification! No PS3 (and many BD burners!) will ever accept anything Bluray or AVCHD that is not burned in UDF 2.5! And it is not *I* that deems this "absolutely necessary" - it's the Spec! And the makers of any BD-playing hardware! Are you seriously suggesting that ignoring a spec is the way to go?And from what I've read cdrtools supports blu-ray burning (atleast for backup purposes). But let's say it misses some features you deem absolutely necessary,
Hello? Did you read my bug report? I also tried emailing them btw, never got a single reply...urge the developers to add/fix them, perhaps even throwing them a carrot or two by donating some money towards them.
a) I'm not writing this for me personally, but because there's a major shortcoming in general that needs to be adressedIf not, just continue using the Nero version you have, did it just stop working the day they decided to stop selling it for Linux?
b) They stopped selling it from what I know, so people can simply not buy it anymore should they want to burn BDs.
c) I've heard reports that it doesn't work anymore in some current distros. Dunno if this is true, but if it is, then it is very worrying...
Your conclusion. Not mine. Not the world in general.Conclusion, there is very little interest in burning a disc using UDF 2.5, as a result of there being very little interest in authoring blu-ray media discs on Linux/BSD.
Listen, if you don't care anymore for optical media - that's fine! I'm not forcing you to buy a BD burner and media!... I on the other hand enjoy having large capacity cheap optical media (did you hear they just introduced BD-XL with up to 128GB? Imagine this comes down to prices around 2 Euro - and I certainly don't see a valid reason why it shouldn't, it's still just Polycabonate plus some dye, like CDs or DVDs before it...), so why are you trying to force your preferences on me? You are actually *defending* a flawed outdated implementation of UDF in Linux, simply because *you* don't like optical media? Please take a step back and just look at what you're doing here!