Modular X.org and the Unichrome forks.
libv at skynet.be
Fri Dec 23 16:24:30 PST 2005
On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 08:34:17PM +0000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 10:46:47AM +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> > What you said last time was:
> > http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=7004149&forum_id=38615
> > About the very last bit, you, and Ivor Hewitt and Andreas Robinson,
> > should've thought about that before:
> > [...]
> > I'm sure that this sort of mudthrowing can continue for quite a long
> > time. And i'm very sure that i can rebutt most of it in more lengthy and
> > in the end pretty irrelevant ways.
> Yes, and it already has. Most of it unprovoked.
> > Now, what i am not sure about is why you are so eager to keep things in
> > tree. Surely openchrome.org is the most popular project, surely it has
> > all the features your users want. What are you afraid of?
> > X is modular. I don't see us come to terms any time soon. This
> > flamewar has gone on long enough. Maybe it's time to choose the option
> > that is most acceptable to most people and go back to doing something
> > useful.
> X is not modular in the sense that Ubuntu will ship two Via drivers.
> The reality is that a very small userbase is being asked to choose
> between two drivers, because one of the developers refuses to attempt to
> get along with the others.
> With my distributor hat on, I don't care about the politics. I don't
> care if Thomas called you a big stupid doo-doo head last year, or
> eloped with your girlfriend, or whatever. At the end of the day, the
> only thing that matters is a working, solid driver that is useful to
> everyone (not half the people who own a Via). Personal attacks don't
> matter a whit, so stop ripping on Thomas and Ivor every time you get a
> chance. It's gone from 'petty' to 'stupid' to 'irritating' to flat-out
> annoying in the time it's been going on now, at every opportunity on
> mail and IRC. Just bloody stop it. It's not productive, and it doesn't
> help anyone's cause. Nor does it influence anyone's decisions, except
> possibly to cause additional eye-rolling when certain names are
> Joy unto the world or something,
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