stripping off "xf86-*-" from drivers
glisse at freedesktop.org
Thu Jan 24 05:55:05 PST 2008
On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 14:26 +0100, Stephane Marchesin wrote:
> On 1/24/08, Jerome Glisse <glisse at freedesktop.org> wrote:
> > This API things is also a reason which support my thinking that
> > kernel modesetting, ie having driver in kernel side, is what we
> > should do. We would expose a stable API but we are free to change
> > code inside kernel.
> > Note that the fact that we had drm, ddx, dri layer impair
> > development as this require you to be extra cautious about note
> > breaking relation between them thus making any fundamental
> > change harder. Killing the ddx layer will help, this is my feeling.
> Yeah, I've been thinking about that issue too, and I was wondering if
> it would make sense to ship full drivers (i.e. DRM+DDX+DRI) together
> instead of having to ensure 3-way compatibility between those modules.
> The binary drivers do it, and no one complains to them (well not for
> this reason at least). Actually, this lets them ensure that users
> always have all the latest bits. I find it pretty weird that in an
> open source world, the binary drivers have an edge as far as
> distribution is concerned...
I fear that kernel side will need to stay backward compatible.
At least it's my understanding of how kernel behave.
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