Long-term support and backport risk
Posted Jun 20, 2007 20:10 UTC (Wed) by amikins
In reply to: Long-term support and backport risk
Parent article: Long-term support and backport risk
It is very difficult to build a software construct of a piece of hardware that acts sufficiently alike the real hardware enough for driver testing.
This only really works well if the emulated device is created by the same folks what made the physical device.. and even then, there's a substantial probability of deviance in behavior.
In the case of devices where they're having to be reverse engineered just to produce a driver.. TALKING to the device is hard enough, without having to replicate behavior that isn't entirely understood.
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