[linux-audio-user] Re: [Alsa-user] VxPocket and hotplug - need help getting it working

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Mar 23 12:11:43 EST 2006

On Thursday 23 March 2006 10:05, tim hall wrote:
>Lee Revell wrote:
>> Yeah - I wasn't referring to your use of DeMuDi (which should
>> certainly be recent enough) but to Tim's suggestion that developers
>> would be interested in supporting stuff as old as sarge.
>> "Release early, release often" vs. "release it when it's done" is

Its was said on another list several years ago, that the only time a 
program is ever done is when somebody shoots the programmer.  And it 
wasn't entirely said in jest at the time...

>> almost a religious debate, so we shouldn't get into it (as you might
>> have guessed I'm a fan of the former).  The main issue is that
>> developer time is a very limited resource and from the developer's
>> POV once a problem is fixed in the latest release, it's history -
>> the longer ago it was fixed the less interest they will have.  So
>> the older a distro's software versions the less help they will get
>> from the developers and the more work required to maintain the
>> distro.
>Thanks Lee, very clearly put.

Yes, I have nothing more to add.

>It's not that I think developers _would_ be interested in supporting
>stuff as old as sarge, so much as believing that the users of such a
>distro deserve some kind of support, (which should come from the
> distro maintainers rather than upstream, however, there will be times
> when we need to refer back to upstream). From your subsequent replies
> it appears that you've taken on board the point I was really trying
> to make, which is very much appreciated. Thanks for taking the time
> to explain. :)
>tim hall

Cheers, Gene
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