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Old 04-02-2008, 06:30 PM
Ben Collins
 
Default Notification of ABI breaking updates

On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 06:49 -0700, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> >
> > >Some third parties want to provide modules compiled against our stable
> > release kernels. To make this process more streamlined, I'm wondering
> > if some sort of announcement could be made when ABI breaking updates are
> > afoot (like e.g. when they're uploaded to -proposed or to the security
> > buildd) or when they actually land (in case of embargoed uploads which
> > we - obviously - can't announce ahead of time)?
> >
> > >If you have better ideas, please shout.
> >
> > Good idea.
> >
> > In any case one would create *generic* drivers for as much as possible hardware (i.e. generic monitor, generic keyboard, generic WiFi .... ) and so on. Customized drivers could be based on this generic drivers (and, in any case, the user could use a hardware although there is no customized driver in Linux).
> >
> > Regards
> >
>
> Why not integrate dkms and have the various 3rd parties use that?
> http://linux.dell.com/dkms/

We suggest that already. And we have dkms already available.

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