On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 00:09 +0100, Albert Graef wrote:
It would make a BIG difference to have all of midishare in userland. I
think the latest kernels implement high resolution timers, etc. If Jack
can be made to work in userland, midi should be possible as well.
> > Well, the kernel maintainers of course. And whoever is maintaining it
I don't think I follow you. Who is "you"? The midishare developers? If I
understand the kernel development process correctly, once the midishare
kernel module is in the mainline kernel the update process is fairly
automatic. As long as the internal kernel api's don't change in ways
that are incompatible with the module then no change or intervention is
needed. If there is a change the midishare developers will get notified
and them or some other kernel hacker will do it or help. Which is much
better than responding to things when they break.
If "you" means me as a packager then I would have less work to do if
midishare is part of the miainline kernel. It would not add to the
workload at all. Whatever I release would automatically include
midishare 'cause it is in the kernel as I build it. It is more work to
have it as a separate module (and that's why I dropped it as soon as it
was not longer required by other packages in Planet CCRMA).
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