Greetings, and questions about work flow

Ben Dooks ben at
Wed May 16 00:39:50 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 12:34:18AM +0200, Pierre Ossman wrote:
> Ben Dooks wrote:
> > 
> > I find that git is not really suited to this kind of development, whilst
> > it does its job for the kernel maintainers, I belive it isn't really what
> > is needed when developing for a new hardware platform.
> > 
> > The first problem is that git seems to require a centralised point
> > of management for patches, and secondly, would you really want to pull
> > a tree with hundreds of internal development changes?
> >  
> Indeed I do ;)
> OLPC actually keeps all the stuff in a git repo. There are some different
> branches when excursions are needed, but in general there is just the one. I
> don't know how much work Andres Salomon (which is the resident janitor) has
> keeping it tidy, but as a developer I've found it quite easy to work with.
> > 
> > I am interested in what comments you have about it, it did not
> > look too bad the last time I cast my eyes over it.
> > 
> To be honest, I haven't looked at the one you have. I have looked at the one
> TomTom ships though and it's ifdef galore. That might be the norm when it comes
> to embedded stuff, but to in my eyes it's messy as hell. ;)

Hmm, I don't rember that... I don't like #ifdefs either.
There may be several versions of the driver flying around,
I know h1940 has one.


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A:      One-third less calories than a regular year.

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