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Re: [linux-dvb] Asus MyCinema P7131 Dual support

Am Montag, den 04.10.2010, 19:59 -0400 schrieb Devin Heitmueller:
> On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM, hermann pitton <hermann-pitton@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > thanks for the report and pointing to the details again.
> >
> > We can see, that my testings on four different machines and Dmitri's
> > tests have not been enough. Mauro had the Dual card=78 version from me
> > too at least for analog TV testing.
> >
> > And, that was on hg with most backward compat as possible.
> >
> > How good are our chances, to run in such and similar troubles in the
> > future, in fact staying only on latest -rc, rc-git and in best case on
> > -next stuff previously?
> >
> > It will all come down to the distros and such a bug fix might take just
> > a year in the future regularly ...
> >
> > So, if the quality control was not even sufficient on hg, what will
> > happen on latest -rc git stuff for that?
> >
> > Obviously zillions of people do much more prefer to crash around there
> > than on hg ... ;)
> I think it's been made pretty clear:  we don't give a crap about
> whether users' PCs crash.  Getting the code into the bleeding edge
> kernel is the most important thing.  Reducing maintainership overhead
> is clearly more important than whether the code actually works.
> Forget about the hg backport system.  We would rather get crap code
> into the bleeding edge kernel where almost zero users will test it
> than to put it into HG where there is actually a chance for users to
> see the problems before it goes into the mainline kernel (except for
> the 0.1% of users who are willing to install the latest bleeding edge
> kernel and make it work with all their other hardware).
> Yes, we should all be prepared for lots of regressions being
> introduced, and nobody notices them until the code is already in the
> distros and has reached the masses.  And then maybe if the users are
> lucky the distro maintainers will backport fixes.
> It's been made pretty clear that reducing merge overhead is more
> important than delivering a quality product.
> I'll stop hijacking the thread now.
> Devin


you are always very welcome!

I know for sure, that you know what you are talking about.


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