[linux-dvb] backward compatability

Johannes Stezenbach js at linuxtv.org
Sat Jul 2 17:53:45 CEST 2005


Kenneth Aafløy wrote:
> lørdag 2. juli 2005, 01:41, skrev Kenneth Aafløy:
> > I was thinking while Johannes was doing the real work, merging patches.
> > 
> > What if backward compatability was kept somewhere in CVS, eg /patches.
> > 
> > We check in the Makefile of build-2.6 if the kernel version matches the
> > current version of CVS, if not we try to apply some patch in /patches.
> > 
> > The patch applied may change the semantics of Makefile so that it does
> > noe apply the check for higher level kernel, or will bail out if a
> > higher level kernel is discovered, eg the user upgrades kernel
> > beneeth our feet.
> > 
> > Any thought on this is appreciated, as it's only a rough idea.

Sounds OK to me, but only if I don't have to maintain this ;-/

Johannes




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