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News from the staging tree

News from the staging tree

Posted Sep 10, 2009 23:20 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: News from the staging tree by xav
Parent article: News from the staging tree

Nope, otherwise staging will be the place for crappy drivers that no one wants to maintain but that people need anyway for their hardware.

You didn't say why that's a problem.


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News from the staging tree

Posted Sep 11, 2009 8:06 UTC (Fri) by xav (subscriber, #18536) [Link]

The 'staging' tree is there precisely to avoid dumping low-quality drivers in the kernel. These drivers are in a controlled environment where they are either fixed then integrated in the main tree, or dumped after a while.

If they can stay there indefinately, there will be no motivation to fix them because, well, they're already in the kernel and they kind of work.


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