Fedora 8 ideas

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Thu Jun 7 17:46:04 UTC 2007

Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le jeudi 07 juin 2007 à 12:20 -0500, Arthur Pemberton a écrit :
>> On 6/7/07, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> wrote:
>>> Le Jeu 7 juin 2007 17:37, Jarod Wilson a écrit :
>>>> Bill Nottingham wrote:
>>>>> Goede, J.W.R. de (j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl) said:
>>>>> What cards is this useful for that we don't ship firmware
>>>>> for? Anything other than bcm43xx and ralink?
>>>> A number of dvb and v4l devices also require firmware that we don't
>>>> ship.
>>> And alsa devices
>>> But that's because historically we've never shipped firmware, not
>>> because anyone looked hard recently and decided we could not ship
>>> them.
>>> Please try to get the firmware in-distro before focusing on a download
>>> helper.
>> I have felt the pain of no firmware installed for an alsa device. 2-3
>> hours wasted. It would have been nice if I at least knew firmware was
>> needed.
> Alsa is mostly a case of "someone needs to poke RH Legal to check the
> alsa firmware dumps can be packaged (and if not go ask the hadrware
> vendors for permission)"

Okay, that would be great, any tokers on working on this and packaging it? I 
could do it, but I think this is better handled by somewhere with (some of) the 
involved hardware.



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