Re: CFD: (was [PATCH] Standard indentationof arguments)

From: Stefan Richter
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 12:09:59 EST

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 12:31:27PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
>> For more substantial starter projects the best we have (as far as I
>> know) is, but that's just a
>> teeny subset.
>> We're not very good at this, I'm afraid. I seem to recall that Rik has
>> offered to help out here, so perhaps whenever one notices a
>> hey-someone-should-do-this project, it could be forwarded to Rik and he
>> can put it up there.
> Let's look at it from another angle:
> We should not aim at being good at this.
> What do we need more in the kernel:
> - people testing development kernels
> - people fixing bugs
> - people maintaining code
> - people reviewing code

- encouragement to develop in the mainline rather than out-of-tree

> What do we already have more than enough:
> - people developing new bugs^Wfeatures

- companies being content with out-of-tree drivers or even closed
source drivers or no drivers at all, and users having to put up
with it
Stefan Richter
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