Re: Problem with Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-308B
On Fri, 04 May 2007 18:30:03 +0200
Joerg.Schilling@fokus.fraunhofer.de (Joerg Schilling) wrote:
> Seth Kurtzberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > There hasn't been a stable Linux kernel release since 2.4.*. Linux 2.6.*
> > > is a development series.
> > Indeed, that's true. New hardware appears at a furious pace, and thus in many situations using the 2.4 kernel is not an option, but that should not lead to delusions about the 2.6 kernel. This isn't criticism of the kernel; the rate of changes simply implies that it's a development kernel rather than a stable kernel.
> This is the problem I have on Linux.
> In August 2004, I did publish cdrtools-2.01final
> and a week later Linux did break the kernel interfaces.
> It should be obviouy that it is impossible to publish
> "stable" software for an unstable OS.
> BTW: Every cdrtools release is intended to be a "stable"
> release. It makes no sense to take less care for "betas".
> There are of course some periods when I introduce new
> technology where the probability to observe a bug is higher
> than usual, but this is not intended. I do codereviews for
> every release before I publish it.
Indeed. I write device drivers, so perhaps I have an enhanced appreciation for just how difficult it is to produce and maintain a program such as cdrecord.
It really bothers me when people act aggressively towards someone who contributes time and effort to an open source program. cdrecord is a truly excellent program, and I wish people would keep that in mind when they find themselves in need of a target for their (understandable) frustrations.
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