modular: Changes to 'master'
libv at skynet.be
Tue Oct 21 15:07:02 PDT 2008
On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 09:51:45AM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 18:15 +0200, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> > Is there a single technical reason why shipping both is a problem?
> For the same reason the kernel avoids shipping multiple drivers for the
> same hardware -- we want a unique PCI-ID -> driver mapping so that all
> X.org downstream users share the same code base for their hardware.
Afaict, there still is no need to have a 1-1 mapping.
> Forking driver development is a great way to explore new ideas and
> demonstrate new technologies, but in the long-term, we really want the
> best ideas to be integrated into a single driver for each device.
> Fortunately, X.org doesn't control what anyone uses on their own
> machines, so people remain free to ignore what X.org ships and replace
> any or all of it with other software.
This still does not make such a covert action acceptable.
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