Openmoko kernel change process (Was: [UPSTREAM] Move backlight handling out of pcf50633 driver)
sean at mcneil.com
Wed Oct 22 05:31:53 CEST 2008
Mike (mwester) wrote:
> Andy Green wrote:
>> Userspace needs to solve any broken backlight code with hardcoded
>> constants in anyway I am sure you will agree if you muse about that.
> I have mused. Yes. Userspace that _hardcodes constants_ needs to solve
> _broken backlight code_.
> And with that in mind, along with the new facts, let me just state that
> if in the first emails of this lengthy thread, Openmoko or Google had
> just stated
> "We need to make this change in order to accommodate Android's _broken
> backlight code_ that _hardcodes_ the _constant_ 255"
> then we would have avoided a lengthy and painful email argument.
we don't have to do this for Android. I have a fix that scales for it to
0-255. This is not about Android, but about being consistent with other
hardware and possible changes for GTA03.
>> I scratch my bald head when I read some of the things written
>> here lately.
> Scratching doesn't work - I've tried that already. Lately, instead, I
> throw up my arms in despair over this stuff. Sometimes I wonder why I
> even bother. And this thread is an example of that.
> (You know, even a private email from Sean McNeil, or from someone at
> Openmoko would have been polite, and could have avoided a whole lot of
> pointless discussion.)
> Have a nice day!
> Mike (mwester)
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