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SubjectRe: proper place to discuss kernel 'bloatedness'?
In message <>, "Khimenko Victor" writes:
| Interfaces changes sometimes. In case of Linux kernel interfaces changes
| more often then anywhere alse (hm... may be interfaces in GNOME are changes
| even faster sometimes :-) since binary compatibility are not goal of prime

The GNOME folks have a rather peculiar notion of "code freeze", I've
noticed. :-/

| "Why after upgrading kernel from 2.2.5 to 2.2.8 I'm no longer could access
| my Ethernet card and NTFS partiton is not mountable" ?
| since users are used to binary-only Windows modules nowadays where you could
| use old drivers after applaing service pack or hotfix :-))

Heh. There've been more than a few cases when service packs broke drivers.
Then again, Microsoft's idea about compatibility is that it serves no purpose
but to make others think they can compete, and therefore isn't important.

brandon s. allbery [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator [WAY too many hats]
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering KF8NH
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