out of tree
Posted Aug 3, 2009 23:55 UTC (Mon) by mikov
In reply to: out of tree
Parent article: A tempest in a tty pot
the people that you need to convince are not here, you need to go elsewhere to convince them.
Do you mean this in the sense "shut up and go away"?
I don't want to convince anybody. I think that a stable API is a lost cause, like Linux on the desktop, or Linux gaming. It is time to wake up and smell the flowers. The desktop PC is almost gone.
I am curious about intelligent objections against a stable API, but I am not crazy to go get flamed on LKML. (If you do a search, there have been others, brave or stupid enough to post about a stable API there. LOL. Poor suckers. They deserved what was coming to them.)
The people who would need convincing are the big companies who pay for Linux kernel development. It is more than a bit naive to think that volunteers in their free time can influence Linux at this point of its development. But I have a pretty good theory why RedHat, Novell, etc, aren't interested in a stable API.
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