Crowding out OpenBSD
Posted Nov 14, 2012 1:31 UTC (Wed) by geofft
Parent article: Crowding out OpenBSD
I am intrigued by this comment from the "some occasional pain" thread from 2008, by the former DRM maintainer for FreeBSD who had by then had defected to Linux:
What I'm realizing now, is that the process I tried to maintain with shared-core was hopeless. We had this "shared" tree, that actually only ever shipped on one OS -- FreeBSD. Linux distros shipped distro DRM plus a few backports of drm.git stuff, NetBSD ships their own port that isn't in drm.git, OpenBSD ships their own port that isn't in drm.git, and OpenSolaris ships their own port that isn't in drm.git. So this drm.git tree was only ever being shipped wholesale on FreeBSD when I ran my little sed script to import it into FreeBSD.
What we're doing is acknowledging that the drm.git code was only for release on one out of the 5 OSes that DRM exists on. The developers for that OS should bear the burden of porting to their OS. Linux developers aren't too interested, shockingly, in writing code to an API to allow FreeBSD to release their code, when they can't even integrate that code they write into their own kernel for release!
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