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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


regards, Kyle

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