[alsa-devel] HG vs GIT

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Thu Feb 7 17:09:47 CET 2008

At Thu, 07 Feb 2008 09:22:04 -0600,
Timur Tabi wrote:
> Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Right, if you are a developer, it's fine (and even better).  But, my
> > concern is that the whole linux kernel tree might be too heavy for
> > some casual user who just wants to try the latest version of ALSA
> > driver...  "Download 50MB and use 350MB disk space just for a single
> > fix?  Hell, no!"
> I don't think there are many people who really care about this.  I personally 
> don't know any.  In fact, ALSA is the only kernel subsystem I know that works 
> the way it does now.

It depends on the definition of "people".  Developers don't care, of
course.  But users, more specifically bug reporters/testers, do care.
It'll surprise you how many reporters don't use SCM in the debug
sessions when you see ALSA bugtracks.  They really prefer an easy
installable tarball. 


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