> Ideally, I'd love to see companies like nVidiea and AMD/ATI put > drivers in > /common, this way there is a clean seperation between Haiku > components and > 3rd party components, even when it comes to drivers. You wish :) > Going forward, when Haiku updates come along (eg. R2, R3 etc), a user > will > typically override their entire /boot/os directory. Haiku inheriting > from It'd likely be handled by an updater app, or at worst unzipping a file, neither of which replace the target folders. Besides in beos/etc there are system config files you really don't want to reset. > BeOS still probably has the annoying directory replace vs directory > merge > problem when copying directories. 3rd party drivers which are still > probably compatible will be destroyed. Hence keeping 3rd party > drivers in > /common makes sense. /boot/os should be off limits to everyone. I'd > even > go as far as forbidding any user, even the superuser from touching / > boot/os. root cannot be restricted, or it's not root anymore. > Only the OS install process can do it, and that boots from seperate > media > or introduce a 'god' account. root is god, there is noone above him. I certainly don't want to go the windows route where not even windows itself can do things it should. I won't go into the usual troll about whether root should be allowed to destroy the machine or not. Depends on spiritual beliefs in quantum physics. François.