Linked by Nth_Man on Mon 1st Jul 2013 15:37 UTC
Linux "This release adds support for bcache, which allows to use SSD devices to cache data from other block devices; a Btrfs format improvement that makes the tree dedicated to store extent information 30-35% smaller; support for XFS metadata checksums and self-describing metadata, timer free multitasking for applications running alone in a CPU, SysV IPC and rwlock scalability improvements, the TCP Tail loss probe algorithm that reduces tail latency of short transactions, KVM virtualization support in the MIPS architecture, many new drivers and small improvements."
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The original quote we were talking generally about Software Engineering. So don't try to twist it. You statement there is pretty idiotic to say the least. I find it flabbergasting that anyone that claims to do development would hold such an opinion.

Back to kernel interfaces.

Also some companies like to keep ownership of their code base to ensure quality, rather than relying on a 3rd party on the dubious guarantee that it would be supported.

While there are a lot of drivers supported, I am willing to bet quite a few aren't fully featured drivers. There is no guarantee that their driver will be fully featured or continue to be so once they release ownership of the code base.

None of what you say addresses these concerns. The reasons for having a Stable API/ABI are far more complicated (and some of these are human factors) than you are willing to admit or realise.

Your blinkered logic is simply incompatible with reality.

Edited 2013-07-05 09:53 UTC

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