Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:30 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Somewhere in 2001, I bought a computer magazine which came with a Linux CD. I had heard of Linux before, but while we did have broadband back then and was technically capable of downloading a Linux distribution, this method was far easier. This was my first foray into Linux - it was Mandrake. Now, though, it seems the curtain has really dropped for the French Linux company.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

I suppose you searched google and found this link:
http://lwn.net/Articles/395961/ . This link actually shows that Mandriva was the 9th contributor in term of line of code contributed in 2.6.35

In fact I went right to the LWN.net articles. No Google was necessary, since I knew the information was there.

I take it that this was the only evidence you could dig up for Mandriva kernel code contributions, else you would have paraded that out. It is all I was able to find, as well.

For your information, 30000 lines of code is HUGE.

It represents 2.8% of lines changed in 2.6.35. 2.6.35 being but one of ~40 releases in the 2.6 series. Perhaps more to the point, it represents 0.25% of total kernel code.

If the ~1,000,000 lines changed in 2.6.25 is representative of that in the other ~40 kernel releases, then Mandriva's 29,100 lines changed in 2.6.35 represents about 0.006% of line changes in the 2.6 series. (That's 1/16,000th) That's hardly "huge" by any objective measure.

I believe your argument is that without Mandriva, Linux will be substantially the poorer. This evidence demonstrates pretty clearly that users of the Linux kernel would likely never be able to perceive the difference, no matter what happens to Mandriva.

Please stop being of bad faith. Just use google. Mandriva contributed to Nepomuk, Koffice and a lot of free software.

If you had a link to evidence that would impress, you would post it in a minute, rather than resorting to the "just Google it" smokescreen.

Anyway, you hate Mandriva so there is no point trying...

I don't hate Mandriva. I'm just asking you to supply evidence to support your hyperbolic claims.

-Steve

Edited 2012-01-13 00:26 UTC

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