Subject: Re: tga graphic cards
To: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/18/1999 10:28:34
On Fri, 15 Oct 1999, Miles Nordin wrote:

> The impression I got from earlier postings is that, the lack of VGA
> support in NetBSD/Alpha is partly due to the fact that certain very
> talented developers would rather not spend their time implementing code
> which they aren't proud of and know will eventually have to be removed.  
> That's what a Kludge is, in our world at least--code you don't like, that
> you know you're going to have to back out some day.

One other concern with "Kludges" is that they 1) often times DON'T go
away, and 2) they might well need to be supported even when a "clean" fix
comes along. Kludges have staying power in that they can release the
pressure to get problems fixed, thus they never get removed. :-) And if
they make it into a release, well we really need to support them for a
while. :-)

Take care,