Kernel Summit 2006: The user-space API
Posted Jul 18, 2006 12:27 UTC (Tue) by jospoortvliet
Parent article: Kernel Summit 2006: The user-space API
HAL = 'unmaintained crap'. wow. didn't see that one coming...
Now I wonder - why would bringing something into the kernel tree ensure better maintainance?
And would bringing as much as possible into the kernel not make things harder to maintain, as I can imagine its a bit harder to start contributing to the (big) kernel compared to a much smaller project?
And what's the reason to push as much as possible to userspace? Yes, you can upgrade it, and it can be maintained by others than the kernel dev's, and you can fork it. But udev and hal are such 'outsourced' pieces of code, and now the kernel hackers think about making them part of the kernel (tough still userspace). So its not just positive, isn't it?
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