Quote of the week
Posted Oct 20, 2006 17:29 UTC (Fri) by william.waddington
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_Some_ manufacturers may be lazy. We, on the other hand, are industrious (and trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind...).
No particular problem keeping our drivers current. The problem arises because some users want drivers for the latest kernel, while others are using/will use/want to use older (more stable in their minds) kernels.
If the DKI changes without including compatiblity hooks or "automatic" build options (like the #define above), the user is confronted with a page full of driver versions, and often picks the wrong one.
It's much simpler if the user can just download the latest driver for a given major kernel version and have that work on all kernels up to the latest.
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