Torvalds: No picnic to become major Linux coder (ZDNet)
Posted Aug 19, 2008 17:09 UTC (Tue) by pr1268
Parent article: Torvalds: No picnic to become major Linux coder (ZDNet)
Perish the thought that Linus would slam the door shut on any future opportunity whatsoever to re-write the kernel in large chunks--after all, that's how Udev and breaking-the-4GB-barrier (in 32-bit x86) were developed. But, after reading the article, and knowing that those two projects were done by experienced kernel developers (forgive me for not mentioning them by name--I don't remember at the moment), it would appear that wholesale kernel revisions could be done; it's just that whoever does so better really know what they're doing. (And be able to make a convincing argument for the change.)
On an unrelated topic, I just noticed a banner ad on the right side of the LWN page from Microsoft Live Search. Granted, I realize our editors have to put food on the table and save for their kids' college, but... Microsoft? Say it ain't so!
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