"We want more drivers, no matter how 'obscure' [...]"
Posted Apr 20, 2007 1:45 UTC (Fri) by sepreece
In reply to: "We want more drivers, no matter how 'obscure' [...]"
Parent article: ELC: The embedded Linux nightmare
Gosh, you put a more negative spin on what I said than I intended. I enjoyed Thomas's talk (and the chat we had this afternoon) and agree with many of his points. I plan to take some of his suggestions back to work to see if I can sell them.
I'm not sure I consider "hubris and ignorance" a lot nicer to be called than evil; at least evil implies you're doing it on purpose and with awareness. I don't believe he suggested any such thing, just that we were missing an opportunity and could gain by working differently. We're not ignorant of the choice, we have just chosen differently. We don't think we know more than Thomas, except perhaps about the specifics of our business and our needs.
Being far from the current version is just a business choice, not a design failure. We build platforms that last five years or more with only tweaks in the components, rather than replacements. It's hard to argue that this should be done differently. Version shifts are typically done at the next major rev of the platform, but bugs are found over the whole life of the platform.
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