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Re: rt2860 driver (fc11)



On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 07:52:43PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> Thanks for the clarification. From what I read, I inferred that the
> >> driver in /staging was the serialmonkey driver, but it seems I read it
> >> wrong, and what it actually means to say was 'this is the vendor driver,
> >> it sucks, don't contribute any code to this driver, contribute to the
> >> serialmonkey driver instead'.
> >>
> >
> > I had the same confusion. So there are 3 drivers around: The vendor
> > driver, the staging driver which is a fork of the vendor driver and
> > the serialmonkey driver.  Multiply that by 3 for rt2860, rt2870 and
> > rt3070. And this leads to another confusion. Do (or will) the Fedora
> > kernels have these staging drivers compiled by default? If that's the
> > case and if the staging driver is as stable as the original vendor
> > driver, I won't have to maintain those kmods anymore.
> 
> The fedora kernel developers have always stated that the
> staging/vendor drivers will never get enabled. Only once the other
> ones are ready will they be turned on.
> 

No we haven't, we've stated that they'll be enabled if someone steps up
to the plate to make an active contribution to maintenance and
improvements.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelStagingPolicy

regards, Kyle


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