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[2]: Comment by woegjiub
by lucas_maximus on Thu 30th Aug 2012 08:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by woegjiub"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

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

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RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub
by gilboa on Thu 30th Aug 2012 08:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub"
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

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


*Sigh*.
Option 1:
- I manage a large project (mostly in-kernel) that supports multiple operating system due to client demands and that includes multiple drivers.
- I'm really, really, bored.

Care to take a guess?

- Gilboa

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RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub
by gilboa on Thu 30th Aug 2012 09:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub"
gilboa Member since:
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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RE[4]: Comment by woegjiub
by lucas_maximus on Thu 30th Aug 2012 11:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I didn't say that or claim it.

Your comments still aren't relevant to the topic, no matter our experience level with the Linux Kernel API.

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RE[4]: Comment by woegjiub
by Slambert666 on Fri 31st Aug 2012 16:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub"
Slambert666 Member since:
2008-10-30

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.


You are flat out lying just to prove a point...
The above is so NOT true, I seriously doubt that you have ever done any Linux kernel development... ever ...

Maybe you are role-playing or something? Anyways Linux drivers break all the time...

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