Re: A (brief) plea against version 2.0

Andrew E. Mileski (
Mon, 29 Apr 1996 12:16:19 -0400 (EDT)

> The last thing I'd want to wait for before releasing a version numbered
> 2.0 is fully functional plug-and-play support. (Of course, this might
> _never_ happen, because P-n-P is a satanic Microsoft creation, but here's
> hoping...)

PnP is not 'satanic' - the problem is the current Windows/DOS
implementation, and the earlier PnP-BIOSes (there are still
some bad ones, but they are getting better).

My goal is to have some PnP support by the end of the year.
But since I do this as a hobby, I can't promise any results
or the meeting of any deadline. I hack for fun, and boy
have I learned a lot and yet still have lightyears to go.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Project
"You can't have everything. Where would you put it?" - Steven Wright