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  • X.Org Server Git Lands Latest Patches To Help NVIDIA XWayland

    Phoronix: X.Org Server Git Lands Latest Patches To Help NVIDIA XWayland

    Red Hat's Olivier Fourdan has landed the latest XWayland improvements into X.Org Server Git for primarily benefiting the NVIDIA proprietary driver stack...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...Correct-NV-GLX

  • #2
    Originally posted by 144Hz View Post
    Red Hat… As usual…
    Before you start worshipping RedHat like a strange person, keep in mind they are making less contributions than Huawei, Intel and regular hobbyists like you and I.

    In fact if you go by number of lines of code, they are also behind Google and NXP.

    https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

      Before you start worshipping RedHat like a strange person, keep in mind they are making less contributions than Huawei, Intel and regular hobbyists like you and I.

      In fact if you go by number of lines of code, they are also behind Google and NXP.

      https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/
      Well, to be honest, LOC is a stupid measure.

      I remember AMD sending hundreds of thousands of line to kernel, most of it just auto-generated headers files.

      I also remember about the case IBM/Microsoft on OS/2:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2#1990:_Breakup

      Code:
      The two companies had significant differences in culture and vision.
      Microsoft favored the open hardware system approach that contributed to its success on the PC.
      IBM sought to use OS/2 to drive sales of its own hardware, and urged Microsoft to drop features,
      such as [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_font"]fonts[/URL], that IBM's hardware did not support.
      Microsoft programmers also became frustrated with IBM's bureaucracy and its use of [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_lines_of_code"]lines of code[/URL]
      to measure [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmer_productivity"]programmer productivity[/URL]. IBM developers complained about the terseness and lack of
      [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comment_(computing)"]comments[/URL] in Microsoft's code, while Microsoft developers complained that IBM's code was [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_bloat"]bloated[/URL].

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      • #4
        I'm not eagerly waiting for 470 series driver, but very eagerly waiting for kernel panic fix in current production and new feature drivers with DP connected displays. A whole month already.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

          Before you start worshipping RedHat like a strange person, keep in mind they are making less contributions than Huawei, Intel and regular hobbyists like you and I.
          Note that companies you mentioned never care about Linux desktop. They contribute only for their own hardware.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

            Before you start worshipping RedHat like a strange person, keep in mind they are making less contributions than Huawei, Intel and regular hobbyists like you and I.

            In fact if you go by number of lines of code, they are also behind Google and NXP.

            https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/
            You count kernel contributions. For Redhat, a software company that makes zero hardware. Of course a hardware maker like NXP, Intel, AMD and even Google have more LOC contributed.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

              Before you start worshipping RedHat like a strange person, keep in mind they are making less contributions than Huawei, Intel and regular hobbyists like you and I.

              In fact if you go by number of lines of code, they are also behind Google and NXP.

              https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/
              that's a meaningless number, It is just for single kernel release.
              RedHat has always been one of the most important contributor not only to the kernel but to pratically every common component that each GNU/Linux distribution uses.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post

                You count kernel contributions. For Redhat, a software company that makes zero hardware. Of course a hardware maker like NXP, Intel, AMD and even Google have more LOC contributed.
                Individuals certainly don't make their own hardware and yet make more contributions to the kernel as those stats suggest.

                Originally posted by cynic View Post

                that's a meaningless number, It is just for single kernel release.
                It is fairly consistent throught many kernel releases.
                Last edited by kpedersen; 31 May 2021, 10:21 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kpedersen View Post

                  Before you start worshipping RedHat like a strange person, keep in mind they are making less contributions than Huawei, Intel and regular hobbyists like you and I.

                  In fact if you go by number of lines of code, they are also behind Google and NXP.

                  https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/
                  You can even mention Microsoft of how they research and contribute to the kernel, but they only fulfill their needs not giving anything back to the open community. Just like other companies - they make tons of contributions to the kernel and even use freely available open source stuff that suppose to serve free desktop, but barely help develop it.
                  Still, people who try to utilize Linux on desktop struggle with missing spots here and there. Who cares when we have amazingly polished kernel for headless server/embedded OS!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mirmirmir View Post

                    Note that companies you mentioned never care about Linux desktop. They contribute only for their own hardware.
                    Huawei has laptops with Deepin Linux which they have partnered with, so obviously they *do* care about Linux desktop.

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