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Re: Fedora 8 ideas



Le jeudi 07 juin 2007 à 12:20 -0500, Arthur Pemberton a écrit :
> On 6/7/07, Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas mailhot laposte net> wrote:
> >
> > Le Jeu 7 juin 2007 17:37, Jarod Wilson a écrit :
> > > Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > >> Goede, J.W.R. de (j w r degoede hhs nl) said:
> >
> > >> What cards is this useful for that we don't ship firmware
> > >> for? Anything other than bcm43xx and ralink?
> > >
> > > A number of dvb and v4l devices also require firmware that we don't
> > > ship.
> >
> > And alsa devices
> >
> > But that's because historically we've never shipped firmware, not
> > because anyone looked hard recently and decided we could not ship
> > them.
> >
> > Please try to get the firmware in-distro before focusing on a download
> > helper.

> I have felt the pain of no firmware installed for an alsa device. 2-3
> hours wasted. It would have been nice if I at least knew firmware was
> needed.

Alsa is mostly a case of "someone needs to poke RH Legal to check the
alsa firmware dumps can be packaged (and if not go ask the hadrware
vendors for permission)"

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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