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> Keith now thinks that the Linux kernel developers got it right by keeping drivers inside the kernel.
Sun microsystems would probably not like this change.
LCA: Updates on the X Window System
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:54 UTC (Tue) by Thalience (subscriber, #4217)
Keeping the drivers in the same tree with the rest of the kernel helps to keep the drivers from growing their own private implementations of various utility code.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 7:56 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
This is why there's so little cruft in the Linux source tree (or, more accurately, the little cruft that's there is baked in so hard that it takes major surgery to get it out). This is quite unlike the Windows DDK which has grown into a massive hairy monster as Microsoft was forced to ensure that old drivers and new drivers alike could call into the same API.
I really hope the X devs choose to use the kernel model. Otherwise they're likely to get bogged down in API management and development will be slower than it should be.
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