On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 03:09:26PM +0000, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2000, John P. Looney wrote:
> > An honourable goal. But "all-costs" shouldn't include a four-year big
> > whopping bug should it ?
> well, from the kernel point of view it's not a bug. :)
Stop that. It was. It was a bug introduced somewhere in 1.3, that was
almost fixed in 2.1.100, finally fixed in 2.2.15.
> > Or the fact that the OS was nearly ten years old,
> > by the time it got complete PCMCIA support, because Linus didn't like the
> > functional implementation that he was offered ?
> Eh? It wasn't that Linus didn't like it - it was that /David Hinds/
> didn't want pcmcia to be incorporated into the codebase.
Really ? I thought it was the other way round - that Linus wasn't happy
with the code, so it stayed out.
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