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The net result will be less lines of code, simply because we can reduce duplicate code (i.e. code which exists in both projects will now be replaced by the same implementation)
Make it a library?
Posted Apr 3, 2012 17:44 UTC (Tue) by Pc5Y9sbv (guest, #41328)
I have never dug into the Android side of things, but wonder if there is a common ground that could serve the needs of server, desktop, laptop, mobile, router, and embedded environments. I realize that is asking a lot, particularly in terms of flexibility/performance/efficiency tradeoffs, but this feels like the kind of thing that could help keep Linux from branching off indefinitely into different niche platforms... I'm not even sure if it needs kernel side effort, given the latency and efficiency issues on mobile or embedded?
Posted Apr 4, 2012 14:58 UTC (Wed) by RCL (guest, #63264)
So unless the common part is really simple and plain and will *never* need any refactor/improvement, don't do that. The world is built upon redundancy, which helps parallelization of efforts.
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