Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2006 17:41 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Linux Greg Kroah-Hartman has put the slides and a transcript to his keynote at OLS online. The title speaks volumes: "Myths, Lies, and Truths about the Linux kernel". He starts off: "I'm going to discuss the a number of different lies that people always say about the kernel and try to debunk them; go over a few truths that aren't commonly known, and discuss some myths that I hear repeated a lot."
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Either you provide a stable API...
by corentin on Thu 27th Jul 2006 05:14 UTC
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or you maintain different revisions of an API (otherwise, it's not really an API but an ad-hoc interface that happens to be somewhere).

A moving target is *not* an option for the poor one who's trying to write correct software (I write embedded software -- including drivers -- and I can tell that working with a combination of hardware, firmware and software that is always changing in subtle ways is a real nightmare).

Linux is a very cool project yet it's the triumph of hacking over engineering...

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