Posted Oct 15, 2006 0:05 UTC (Sun) by i3839
In reply to: Stable API Nonsense nonsense
Parent article: Quote of the week
I understand your point. I'm afraid there isn't an easy solution for the problem. The kernel devs want to move along, so don't want to keep the internal API stable. Keeping both the old and new API alive at the same time is problematic too, that may be harder to get right than making the new one bugfree. Having a dev branch and a stable branch of the kernel won't solve your problems either, and that's not what you asked for anyway.
What is your main grudge, that you need to upgrade the whole kernel for new drivers, or that keeping out-of-tree drivers up to date is hard? Probably both, and a stable API would solve both, no wonder you'd like it. ;-)
Would the following solution suit you: A stable kernel version where only bugfixes and new drivers or contained functionality are added, and nothing else.
Any other ideas?
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