Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 22:52 UTC
Linux Miguel de Icaza: "To sum up: (a) First dimension: things change too quickly, breaking both open source and proprietary software alike; (b) incompatibility across Linux distributions. This killed the ecosystem for third party developers trying to target Linux on the desktop. You would try once, do your best effort to support the 'top' distro or if you were feeling generous 'the top three' distros. Only to find out that your software no longer worked six months later. Supporting Linux on the desktop became a burden for independent developers." Mac OS X came along to scoop up the Linux defectors.
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RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub
by gilboa on Thu 30th Aug 2012 09:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub"
gilboa
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2005-07-06

We are talking about Drivers not your pet projects ... unless you are talking about drivers your comments are not relevant.


BTW, Given your apparent experience in Linux kernel development I can only assume that know quite well that in-kernel APIs (E.g. networking, files) changes are just as frequent as driver API changes.

As before, feel free to prove otherwise.

- Gilboa

Edited 2012-08-30 09:03 UTC

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