Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 18:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Linux "I was in a coffee shop in Portland, Oregon and happened to spot Linus Torvalds sitting alone at a window table. I asked the creator of the Linux operating system and the Git source code control system if I could join him. Over the next fifteen minutes we talked about programming and programmers." Editor's Note: We've realized it's unclear whether this is a satirical interview or not. We don't know, so YMMV.
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RE[9]: What is the point...
by nej_simon on Fri 28th Sep 2012 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: What is the point..."
nej_simon
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First you call ZJ's comment bullshit, then you post a quote by LT that reaffirms his comment?

The fact that we break internal interfaces that are not visible to userland is totally irrelevant, and a total red herring.


And I can't find anything in the thread you linked where he explains his position. Instead LT and other kernel devs talk about Linux having a stable external interface which is a different matter.

Then there is of course the stable_api_nonsense.txt file which doesn't adress the largest issue of not having a stable driver ABI (ie. that it's difficult to get new drivers without replacing the kernel with a newer version and that you'll have to wait for drivers to be merged upstream in a stable release before you can use the new hardware you bought).

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