[Fedora-packaging] Re: Firmware packaging, v2

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Fri Feb 23 10:35:42 UTC 2007

On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:51:18AM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 23.02.2007 10:32, Axel Thimm wrote:
> >[...]
> >I think what you want is to quickly select firmware packages. Maybe
> >that's better done with having firmwares always prefix the package
> >name instead with "firmware-"?
> Sound like a nice idea to me.
> BTW, do we have a definite description of what a firmware is

does that fit?


> (and what not). Something like "A firmware is uploaded to the flash
> of a hardware device and executed there *and not* by the operating
> system on the host cpu"

> Might be a good idea to write that or something similar down somewhere, 
> to avoid that someone submits madwifi's HAL or similar cruft as firmware 
> package.
> CU
> thl

Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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