[linux-dvb] Re: Patch collection for bt8xx cards

Lucian Muresan lucianm at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Feb 20 17:43:49 CET 2006

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 04:15:04PM +0100, Uwe Bugla wrote:
>> ...
>>  b) it mixes multiple independent
>>> small patches into one large hunk.
>> What is the pragmatic alternative if so many modules were just broken within
>> the maintainership of your personal authority? I am sure I won´t get no
>> answer from you to that.
> Leaving your personal attacks aside, this is a general rule in the 
> kernel.
> Please read the section "Break up your changes" in the 
> Documentation/HOWTO file in recent 2.6 kernel sources.
>> [ some more personal attacks against Johannes ]
> Some things to have in mind when doing kernel development:
> - we are humans, each with own faults
> - many people maintain a part of the kernel in their spare time, and
>   "real life" is sometimes more important
> - Linux kernel development has rules, e.g. some of them are described in
>   Documentation/HOWTO
> If you think Linux kernel development sucks that is no problem - the 
> Linux development model has both advantages and disadvantages (not that 
> I was happy with every detail) as with every other model.
> If you don't like it, there are several other good open source operating 
> systems available and perhaps one of them fits better with your ideas 
> how to do development.
>> Uwe
> cu
> Adrian

According to his demands, it seems he would be better off using closed 
source OS-es like Windows, and pay even for drivers. And he would be 
served promptly ;-)


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