Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Jes Degn Soerensen (
27 Feb 1998 14:37:41 +0100

>>>>> "Nathan" == Nathan Uno <> writes:

Nathan> I'm not sure I see a way around having sources in the kernel
Nathan> tree. Either you support a piece of graphics hardware, or you
Nathan> don't. If linux wants to support graphics hardware, the
Nathan> drivers have to be in the kernel tree. Is that a bad thing?

Nathan> If it is, then adding hardware support to the kernel is ALWAYS
Nathan> a bad thing. I know of very few pieces of hardware that
Nathan> EVERYONE wants to use. Your logic seems to be that drivers
Nathan> that not everyone needs are source bloat.

There is a difference, the number of different graphics boards to
support is enormous, I don't belive it will be possible to keep it all
in sync with the kernel, it will require kernel updates to older
systems in order to use new graphics boards etc. etc. Right now the
XFree team does most of that work for us.


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