The future of NetBSD
slash at peereboom.us
Thu Aug 31 23:38:37 UTC 2006
This is the most retarded thing I heard in weeks.
On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 07:28:29PM -0300, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Gilles Chehade wrote:
> >Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> >>>I doubt that'll be productive -- NetBSD, FreeBSD and OpenBSD have all
> >>>different goals...
> >>Even at the kernel level? Look at device drivers and vendors as one
> >>example ... companies like adaptec have to write *one* device driver,
> >>for, what, 50+ distributions of linux ... for us, they need to write one
> >>for FreeBSD, one for NetBSD, one for OpenBSD, and *now* one for
> >>DragonflyBSD ... if we had *at least* a common API for that sort of
> >>stuff, it might be asier to get support at the vendor level, no?
> >How would a common API provide more support from the vendor ? What does
> >the API have to do with releasing documentation ?
> I'd rather have Adaptec provide a source code driver for their cards
> directly, then have Scott Long have to fight with unavailability of
> documentation itself ... if the driver works, what do we need
> documentation for?
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