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Posted Aug 2, 2009 14:03 UTC (Sun) by alex (subscriber, #1355)
In reply to: out of tree by foom
Parent article: A tempest in a tty pot

It would be nice if the distros could compile out-of-tree snapshots in a nice user friendly way. But for this to work they have to be GPL source code and not arbitrary binary blobs.

Certainly for me as a developer the current wireless testing tree/compat layer is an example of doing it right. I can run wireless with my distro kernel but still have the latest greatest without upgrading the kernel if I want. I wonder if more out-of-tree's could follow the wireless model.


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