1) The attitude of the list itself is to COMPLAIN "why linux is not ready for the desktop", instead of BUGFIX "what prevents linux to shine on desktop"
2) The composition of problems is wrong - many problems references as unresolvable, where they have been resolved, like S3TC, omitting S2TC and omitting the fact anyone can use S3TC and intel even turned it on by default; many assumptions are short sighted on purpose, like comparison of closed source from illegal monopoly platform with opensource from 10% platform - its like crying about bad state of tizen vs good state of android, for the sake of crying; many claims are exaggerations, like "X on Linux is slower than X on windows", where its 5-10% slower; trying to show justified and irrelevant complexity like with Kernel+ALSA+PulseAudio+PA_Sink+App vs Windows (why not show how crappy its on Windows with a lot of legacy stuff like this); yelling "ALSA ftw", where ALSA happened due to OSS going crap, and still OSSv4 *is* available.
3) The list itself is built in inductive form, multiplied by errors of 1 & especially 2, where it should be built in deductive form.
TL; DR Take the list down and rework it from girl's crylist into men's todo list and maybe the devs will even start reading it. But that involves you to change your own mind attitude, which will hardly happen - because you apparently enjoy this state yourself reposting it like a spambot. Which is masochistic IF you are linux user, or saddistic IF you are windows user; but still all-way girlish.
Take for example this:
With a link to https://mail.gnome.org/archives/wm-s.../msg00003.htmlstrangely some Linux developers oppose to the whole idea of games on Linux
Well, he doesn't. You completely made that up as far as I am concerned.
I'm the owner of the github page and of the native exFat linux read-write driver.
I'm impressed that the Phoronix community has created a two-page discussion the same day the drivers got released.
I would like to reveal a few things about the driver.
It's an android exFat driver which I found on github about a month ago.
I dislike Microsoft's attempts to bring the reputation of linux and similar open-source projects down, so it was my revenge.
I've needed a way to interact with my external 1TB HDD via linux and store large files on it, and there was no non-fuse ntfs driver available for linux either, so I decided to do a good thing and write a native kernel rw exFat driver for linux.
There was a ro driver and a fuse implementation before.
The first that came up in my mind is to find if it was available on the net already: I've checked android source codes from Samsung's website, but they did not release any parts of the exfat modules there.
Then I made a simple search on github and there was a couple of repos of samsung tablet's kernel. There was it.
The version of that kernel was 3.0 so I had to put some effort (literally, 4 hours) to make it work on the version 3.8.
This driver has not been written by me, I just ported it to the newer kernel version, with minimal adjustments.
That is a good thing, because I can state that the driver will work with all 3.x versions of kernel, if only you could spend an hour fixing a couple of lines of code for that version.
The reason I did not port it to 3.9 is because I wanted to make a release ASAP and the community to pick this code to do whatever you like: patches/ports/improvements; and release that as branches on github or somewhere else. It is a work of an hour or less for any programmer to make it work with the latest kernel.
And it's even a good source to create a driver for other platforms.
I used tor all the time and using it right now because I don't want to waste any more time on dealing with microsoft's idiotic policies, that's why I've uploaded the code in 1 hr on github, via the on-site editor.
This driver is guaranteed to provide full exFat support on linux, on the same level as it's available on all Samsung tablets with kernel version 3.0.
I am not planning on supporting this driver because I believe I've done enough for the community to have the full linux exFat support.
Feel free to fork and port as you like.
It's not a patch, and can be installed as a separate module by running just one command: `make install`. It's like the vboxdrv, same principle.
I may find more native drivers (ntfs?) from that tablet's source code and release them later.
Free software for the free Minds!
Likewise there's a userspace FUSE driver for exfat.
Last edited by droidhacker; 06-26-2013 at 09:19 AM.
In fact, I bet you that the group behind the sdcard standards probably wanted to use something free, but MS said "there's no way we're willing to support that, fuck off, use this OR ELSE", and so it was done. Now fortunately, from a legal standpoint, this actually weakens their (MS) position. It has to do with complete and utter dependence on that IP.