[Nouveau] When will nouveau kernel tree be merged into master
pq at iki.fi
Thu Jul 9 09:38:53 PDT 2009
On Thu, 9 Jul 2009 17:31:43 +0200
Maarten Maathuis <madman2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 5:23 PM, Eric Valette<Eric.Valette at free.fr> wrote:
> > Maarten Maathuis wrote:
> >> There were no plans (and there are still no plans) to merge nouveau,
> >> simply because the code is still too untested and interfaces are still
> >> changing.
> > And it will continue as long as it is difficult to compile it from
> > source and it is not provided by distribution. So you are just hidding
> > problem not solving them. There is a "staging" tree for unpolished
> > drivers already in the kernel. The more people read the code and use,
> > the more it will stabilize rapidly.
Stabilization includes the developers being happy with the API first.
This is not true yet. Testing is essential only after that. To me
it seems there is a nice user base already, generating more bug reports
than there is developer power to solve.
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