On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 07:32 +0100, Albert Graef wrote:
Yes, but it is the only way to make midishare "mainline". So that it
will always work with any vanilla distribution kernel (that has, of
course, enabled its build).
The other option would be to implement all of midishare in user space.
> and (2)
Well, the kernel maintainers of course. And whoever is maintaining it
now (sorry, I don't who that might be). I don't see what is the problem.
Assuming the kernel module is merged in (that might not be easy, of
course) then it will have to be kept up to date with the mainline kernel
but that is good. And probably not that much work, after all the
midishare kernel module is not evolving, right?
> Researchers are
They don't need to update the kernel. Why would they? The midishare
kernel module will keep working on the older kernels, right?
> Maybe it's possible to unbundle the MidiShare Linux driver from the main
That would be a good first step.
> From my
The "kernel module problem" is still there. I do distribute my own
kernels (not that I like to do that :-) but some users use the normal
Fedora kernel. Then I would have to track the Fedora kernels and build
midishare modules for them as well. And right now Planet CCRMA does not
have any software that needs it (except maybe for Common Music but I
have been using portmidi for that - yuck...)
> I'm currently getting a new laptop on which I can finally run
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