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SubjectRe: IDE/ATAPI in 2.5
>From willy@w.ods.org Sun Jul 14 21:02:38 2002

>Jörg,

>could you please stop starting all your mails like this one and
>insulting every people who don't obviously understand what you
>nearly didn't explain in 30 mails ? You're whinning about people
>who don't take you seriously, but you don't try to be constructive.

I have already been constructive and wrote some lines that showed up
how a driver tree could look like. Unfortunately nobody did take this
proposal as a base for a future discussion.

Being constuctive does not make sense if it is obvious that other
people don't listen.

The discussion now looks better than a day ago... If I have read my mail
from the weekend, I may try to draw an image as it may be that people in this
list do not like text.

>Since you claim to have very clear ideas about what you'd like to
>see in the kernel, please post a clear and complete proposal here
>(with another subject, BTW since most people won't read it else).

I already did (see above).

>This way, you'll be able to argue on technical points with some
>competent and clever people, but you won't if you continue to
>measure your personal experience to that of others. You say you
>don't want to talk to them because, unlike you, they don't know
>what a kernel is, but this is non sense. They may have a different
>conception than you, that's all.

I would be happy to hear about concepts. Currently it looks as if at least
some people like to keep everything as it is. This is not a conceptional OS but
a grown structure. If you like to keep code maintainable for a long time,
you need to clean up the thicket from time to time. This seems to be something
that is not done frequent enough with most free software. I know how to
clean up software and I do it from time to time with my software.
Look e.g. at star, it started in 1982 and the fully usable version is now 17
years old. It was still possible to add something like POSIX.1-2001 compliance
within ~ 2 weeks. Try to do this with GNU tar...


>>From your claimed experience, you seem to be 45, but from your
>attitude, 8. I think reality is between both, but I hope the
>former.

Well, I try to match with the crowd ;-)


Jörg

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