>yes, believe it or not, some of us still use
>14.4 PPP links and have to share a phone, and don't find it very
>entertaining to download for an hour and a half a bunch of extra stuff i
Well, I'm on a 14.4 slip link that routes from GE through the US to
FI so no speed demon here. But getting the latest and greatest patches
takes from less than one minute to ten minutes, which is a small price
to pay considering the added workload of the maintainers if the kernel
tree is to be split.
I only downloaded one full tree in all of the 1.3 series, which is running
about a year now.
There are IMHO a lot more worthwhile things to work on than the growth of
the kernel source tree.>doesn't strike me as a huge problem; we already have to
go to different
>places to get "optional" stuff like ppp-2.2, modules-1.3.57, etc. and we
>already have to mail our bugs/patches to someone else. the main source
>tree may be maintained by just one person, but there's far more than that
>working on the code inside it.
>at the very least, can we at least make it so i can take all the extra
>files out? whenever i remove even one subdir, make breaks heinously, and
>i'm not enough of a make wizard to figure out the files (and even if i
>were, i don't want to have to change them with every patch/new kernel
>that comes out).
>Judd Bourgeois email@example.com
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>There's a lost man with a bitter soul
>For only a moment did life make him whole
>And while he was, he thought he was invincible...
> Matthew Sweet, "Smog Moon"