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[1]1MONDO TODO            Hugo Rabson <hugorabson@msn.com>              07/04/2004
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3
4Newer stuff
5- implement "disk-to-disk copying" feature
6- include mini X server on diskettes
7- backup levels (1-9)
8
9Important stuff
10- Webmin support?
11
12Groovy ideas
13- get it working with devfs totally - none of this 'backward compatbility' #!$@
14- add encryption option (so that the archives will be encrypted)
15
16Other ideas
17- (JH) give mondo-archive a "disk usage" counter (display)
18- (JH) better 'free space needed' calculation in mondo-archive
19
20Documentation
21- thoroughly document each script & its function, in the source code
22- flowchart everything; save in PostScript & publish on web
23
24
25TASKS PROCESSED
26- write a TODO file :-)
27- write a CHANGES file
28- proper command-line switches
29- more switches/options
30- make switches and '--help' user-friendly
31- make it possible to burn CDs straight from script, if user wants to
32  (using the '--call-after-iso <call>' switch)
33- well, implement some, to start with :-) <-- command-line switches
34- make it possible to write to CDRW disks directly from script,
35  prompting for disk change <-- using '--call-make-iso <call>' switch
36- clean up the scripts, esp. mondo-archive, its "MakeTarballsAndImages"
37  routine and the main loop
38- release a stable copy w/no known bugs & declare v0.90 (it's about time)
39  ...well, one problem reported w/user's BASH but I'm working on that ;)
40- rewrite filelist splitter (parallelize it)
41    - MakeAllFilelists &
42    - while [ "`ps MakeAllFilelists`' is running ] || [ "filelist.N+1" exists ] ; do
43        WaitForFilelist N
44        MakeSet N
45      done
46- directly support CDRs in kernel and scripts (?)
47    - to burn a CD after creating the ISO image, use
48        --call-after-iso "cdrecord ... ; eject /dev/cdrom" etc.
49    - I'm not sure if the kernel has all the necessary features compiled
50      into it; I'm looking into it.
51- write a 'man' page <----- type 'mondo-archive --help'
52- verify ISO archives against filesystem, to make sure there's no corruption
53- verify ISO filelists against original filelist, to make sure all files were
54  backed up that should have been, and none were backed up that shouldn't
55- parallelized filelist-creation and -tarballing, to improve speed
56- added --verify option, to give LOTS more confidence in archives
57- mailing list? <----- now possible, thanks to SourceForge (underway)
58- write a proper README / quickstart file
59- better self-checking for prep-me
60- make kernel modular; include modules in tarball, to be put on CD
61- multi-volume backup/restore <-- works well! :-) [v0.916]
62- easier installation from tarball
63- faster code, esp. 'set-chopper'
64- proper '--help' thingy
65- better mondo-archive and mondo-restore progress reports
66- offer to restore MBRs for user
67- give user the option of _not_ wiping all hard drives
68- let user choose which files to restore (e.g. restore-me /mnt/dos)
69- finally, Mondo uses SYSLINUX instead of COMMAND.COM (thanks, Steve Pitts)
70- hack user's restored lilo.conf and fstab to reflect the mountlist, if the
71  user has modified it;
72- let user amend mountlist semi-automatically to reflect larger/smaller hard
73  drives than original (useful for moving files from one hard drive to another)
74  ...part of check-mountlist-sanity
75- mondo-restore ----- edit mountlist (using pico)
76- Mondo now uses afio instead of tar
77- mondo-archive now much more sensible when sending info between processes
78- make Mondo distro-independent
79- save&restore all boot sectors automatically (MBRs remaining optional)
80- release RPMs and tarballs at same time
81- mondo-restore --- verify disk copy after extracting from archive
82- chop large files into blocks; reassemble them at restore-time
83- MD5 checksum for every file, inc. chopped-up files
84- remove '[' from overhead-list; put list of required packages on web page
85- make sure user knows --skip-spacetest is AT OWN RISK
86- replace instances of 'cat | grep' with just plain 'grep'
87- concatenate all fileset lists; compare to original filelist.full
88- compare mode: nondestructive comparison of filesystem with Rescue CD
89- better verify-progress feedback [Verifying 5/107]
90- hdX2,3,4 layout now works OK at backup and restore time! W00H00! :-)
91- fix Win98 boot sector kludge problem
92- speed up mondo-checksum (thanks, Fabrice!)
93- to save some time & space, do not pad the ISO image
94- build and burn CDs with one command
95- support CDRW drives
96- support SCSI hard drives
97- write straight to CD-R by calling mondo-archive w/correct params
98- use optional 2nd floppy to support extras modules, inc. SCSI hard drives
99- only let Mondo run as root
100- recompile kernel + modules for i386
101- added ReiserFS support
102- amalgamated the Mondo RPMs/TGZs into a single ball
103- let user incorporate their own kernel and tools (thanks to Mindi!)
104- Linux 2.4 kernel support
105- add XFS support
106- add ext3 support
107- add JFS support
108- add ReiserFS support
109- give comprehensive restore-time feedback (not just '%done')
110- pipe mkisofs to cdrecord, saving a lot of disk space & some time
111- add Windows ME and Windows 2000 support (VFAT only)
112- make the SRPM recompile Mondo's C programs
113- RAID support
114- make it possible to use an NFS-mounted partition as scratch/iso dir
115- write a proper manual
116- add Red Hat LABEL support (/etc/fstab)
117- record '%age full' of each partition at backup-time
118- newt/ncurses interface would be cool
119- implement user-friendly mountlist editor
120- progress screen (mondo-tarme)
121- check that the partitions will fit on the hard drives
122- verify ISO after creating if (if user uses '--verify')
123- verify CD after burning if (if user uses '--verify')
124- support parallel-port CD writers
125- support tape drives
126- test with Red Hat 7.2
127- incremental/differential backup mode
128- add GRUB support
129- make it possible to backup and restore partitions of an unknown type
130- incorporate busybox-0.60-2
131- put data disks on tape, so that tape users only need 1 floppy + tape
132- text mode
133- add "NFS" boot option
134- drop trailing slashes from all params of --exclude-path
135- add Petris :)
136- Tab-format fstab after 'hacking' it
137- Interactive Mode should let the user choose which partitions to format
138- add an "exclude path?" dialog to Interactive Mode
139- re-enable CD verification
140- if creation/format fails, go back to mountlist editor
141- let user choose which partitions to format
142- port mondo-archive entirely to C
143- if -E /dev/xxx then exclude _device_ from mountlist but don't exclude
144  /dev file from filelist
145- rewrite the "is tape there?" test: if 'V' then RO test; if 'O' then RW test
146- allow mondorestore to be used to restore to live filesystems
147- add /proc/cpuinfo to logfile
148- enable Ctrl-C --> abort in mondoarchive and mindi
149- write a 'man' page
150- test w/multiple tapes
151- an easy-to-use interface to Mondo-archive which does a lot of the
152  fiddly configurating for you
153- if Compare Mode then popup list of /tmp/changed.files
154- only zero drive /dev/hdXn if /dev/hdX1 is being prepped
155- if differential backup then disable nuke at restore-time
156- write X-based front end to mondoarchive/mondorestore (XMondo)
157- added partimagehack to Mondo (freeloader - you know who you are - please
158  quit being a dick)
159- put serial# on each CD/tape
160- give Mondo+Mindi a CVS
161- add parted
162- Ian Mortimer's spec patches
163- encourage -X
164
165
166ABANDONED
167- detect size of CDR automatically (I don't know how)
168- allow user to choose archive engine besides tar (e.g. star, cpio)
169  ...tar sucked; star _really_ sucked; cpio, forget it; I chose afio in the end
170  because it was the only engine which I knew would work. I've used it for
171  years w/o any problems. Tar has been nothing but a headache.
172- split up mondo-archive's functionality into separate scripts, so that it will
173  be possible to backup files, do something else, then archive it, etc.etc.
174  ...too much trouble; no incentive to do it; no-one asked me to :)
175- pseudocode
176  ...why bother? If bash scripts are too complicated for you, try COBOL...
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