Re: [forum] "Drivers? We don't need no stinking..."
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On Sunday 30 March 2003 07:45 pm, David Wexelblat wrote: > >?>FWIW3 - If you want to learn how to do this sort of stuff, > >?>porting an old driver to XAA, using the 3.x code and the old docs > >?>to learn about the chipsets, then looking at docs for a chipset > >?>that has an existing 4.x driver, will be a really educational > >?>experience. I got started with all this by studying Thomas > >?>Roell's ET4000 code and a databook for a few days... > >? > >?I can agree with that. ?There is zero ROI for paying someone to > >?perform this effort however. > > That's up to you to decide. But it is also unfair to make demands that > XFree86 do it. If you want it done, who's going to pay for it? Maybe a > bunch of volunteers will step up, but I doubt it. That's not a very inspiring attitude for a leader to have. ;) And also it's clear that people do volunteer driver porting as evidenced by the original quote. Life is better than you suppose. regards, dan carpenter
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