After reading through these two messages you've posted, I basically agree with most of what you said. When I approached the writing of this review, I ended up writing what I knew about. I have a very strong SA background, so I know things like tools better than programming environments, for example. And also, there are some projects out there that I have just never heard of, and may have missed.
I tried to do some research on everything that was in the clustering/distributed category, so I could include as much as possible, and I also did a few general Freshmeat searches to try to find projects not in this specific category.
In your above post, you mentioned some specific details about a few different projects (interoperability with similar projects, the current state of the project, and such). I tried to leave out projects that seemed completely dead or unreachable, for example. And on matters of the interoperability example, I didn't want to get into this too much. I think that I mentioned over 70 projects in this review. That is a lot. If I had gone into as much detail as I had in the first draft of the first section, this review would have been unreadable. I tried to give the reader a general overview of what's out there, and then let them hit the projects for more specifics. When you go to openMosix's website, for example, you find out that yes, they are not interoperable with MOSIX, but there are so many of the little things like that that the review would have been too unwieldy -- who would want to spend half an hour or an hour reading a project review? I know I'd get bored, and probably get a headache, from staring at the computer for that long.
Oh, and by the way, xCAT is kind of cool, but http://www.x-cat.org/download/ (http://www.x-cat.org/download/) -- "xCAT is for use by IBM and IBM Linux cluster customers only." That's kind of annoying. :)
> xCAT isn't registered here on Freshmeat, so I did not include it in the review
Just to be clear: In my message
inviting you to write this article, I
said, "We can add or recategorize any
projects that you think
need to be listed under this
Yes, you did, I think that I just didn't realize that you meant that this also included actually registering projects to Freshmeat itself, I thought you meant what we actually did -- added/recategorized some projects that should have been included in this category. I thought that was left to project participants. Apparently a little hiccup in the lines of communication. Though I think no great harm done. :)