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Re: Bug#139945: ITP: prokyon3 -- a multithreaded MP3 manager and tag editor for Linux.



On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 11:24:05AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 06:53:41PM -0500, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > This interpretation is, especially with regards to device drivers,
> > incorrect.  We are facing an uphill battle because there is a fairly bad
> > kernel available where all device driver development is done.  The Linux
> > kernel device driver framework (as much as it exists) is a bad joke.  It
> 
> Ah, still trying hard to make friends, are we? There are some who might
> point out that it's faster to rewrite drivers from scratch when needed
> than to spend over a decade designing a resuable framework. Those people
> might even have history on their side.

Just design a good framework once and use that. You don't have to
spend a decade on it. I don't see why you have to write drivers from
scratch everytime. We should reuse code, it's free software.

Jeroen Dekkers
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