[ros-general] why folks
rjsr at netcabo.pt
Wed Feb 18 23:57:17 CET 2004
Hi there again,
I said what I said about arrogance because of I read on this ml. Some people
are arrogant in the way they answer some questions. Some of the questions
may be somehow boring or even stupid at times, *but* in those cases it's
best to ignore them and not answer...
And I repeat what I said on my other mail. I'm really sorry if I offended
As for being a "Linux Fanboy"... Wich I'm not! ;) I am a "OS fanboy". I like
to learn. I like to experiment. Each OS has negative and positive points.
There's no holy grail of OS's.
BTW: ROS is looking cool. It's a bit on the slow side, but it's cool! :)
Stay cool people,
In Reply to:
From: ros-general-bounces at reactos.com
[mailto:ros-general-bounces at reactos.com] On Behalf Of Patrick Mauritz
Sent: quarta-feira, 18 de Fevereiro de 2004 21:47
To: weigelt at metux.de; ros-general at reactos.com
Subject: Re: [ros-general] why folks
Am Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2004 22:05 schrieb Enrico Weigelt:
> btw: nvidia has found a moderate way of the trouble: they've written a
> small opensource stub driver, which loads the real binary driver and
> dispatches the calls to its own binary interface.
which needs to be adapted for more or less each single kernel revision. how
many kernel revisions appeared over the lifetime of Win2K?
does the windows version of exactly the same driver (the linux binary stub
models parts of the windows registry, so it's _really_ the same one) change
for each of these revisions, too?
> You could also write generic driver interfaces / ABIs for many device
> types if you like / feel you require them. Of course this forbids many
> compiler optimizations and so slows down a little bit in comparison
> with "native" opensource drivers - but winnt has the same problem.
driver code (esp for hardware) usually is not the bottleneck - much time is
spent in loops, waiting for the hardware, anyway.
> We've got the same problems in the mplayer project ... seems to be a
> quite normal illness of coders ;-)
no, maybe these people are just tired explaining things over and over again
and fighting the same battles uphill all the time..
it's easy to stand on top and laughing about those coming up to you while
kicking yet another stone in their direction - even when they might be right
(but you're only pretending to be interested in listening)
_that_ is why I'm getting pretty aggressive when I encounter behaviour that
is similar to that of (linux) fanboys (no idea about hyperion's motives to
react the way he does)
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