CFT: new ath hal (take 2)
sam at errno.com
Mon May 8 15:48:29 UTC 2006
If I had intended stable users to try this code I would have:
1. posted to stable@
2. provided specific changes for those users (e.g. a patch)
You will note my initial post about a new hal was done to both mailing
lists. I did not post this hal to stable because I did not want to deal
with people complaining that things did not work because they had
problems back-patching the necessary changes. I included info in my
original post for those folks running current that were going to do it
anyway so they could save some time.
I replied to your post because all it did was set people up for failures
that would result in mail to me that I don't have time to handle. Then
those people would either get frustrated by not getting an answer or
think there was some problem that wasn't being fixed.
I treat the stable src tree VERY carefully. I do not inflict pain on
users running stable. I do not arbitrarily commit changes that require
people to manually alter their system or otherwise deal with binary
incompatibilities. I treat stable as a production code base and only
apply changes that are considered well-tested and appropriate to run in
a production environment.
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