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Re: rt2860 driver (fc11)



On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 08:15:59PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> >> > 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
> 
> Sorry, hadn't seen that. Was basing it on the comment in this bug
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463111
> 

Yeah, the wireless drivers are "special" since the vendor drivers, as
stated elsewhere, usually supply their own entire 802.11 stack and other
ugliness. I don't want to speak for John, but I suspect if someone
stepped up to maintain a staging wireless driver in the interim, he
wouldn't object.

regards, Kyle


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