[Fedora-packaging] Re: Firmware packaging, v2

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Fri Feb 23 10:56:36 UTC 2007

On 23.02.2007 11:35, Axel Thimm wrote:
> 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?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firmware

Well, sure, but writing a single sentence like

>> (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 helpful without much work afaics. Especially the part "not 
executed by the operating system on the host cpu" -- that part it not 
that obvious in the wikipedia article, but important for us afaics.


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