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Re: Plans for tomorrow's (20090529) FESCo meeting



On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)
<bochecha fedoraproject org> wrote:
>>> How does putting those kmods in a third-party repo fix this? And they WILL
>>> and DO end up there. Even if you get RPM Fusion to ban kmods (which I
>>> doubt
>>> will ever happen), they'll just migrate to another third-party repo. You
>>> can't eliminate kmods entirely, no matter how hard you try.
>
> kmod-gspca has been available in livna for a long time. And I loved
> it, as it provided me an easy way to use my webcam.
>
> But at every kernel update, it was a PITA to wait for the kmod until I
> could update the kernel.
>
> If Fedora had accepted the kmod in its repositories, would it have
> ever been included in mainstream kernel as it is today (which is the
> only real solution) ?
>
> By refusing kmods, we have more motivation to actually try and include
> upstream what we really need to use. If we can simply install the
> kmod, who cares if it's upstreamed ?

This particular one _IS_ upstreamed. It was merged upstream in 2.6.28.
2.6.29.4 is in F10 updates-testing and F11 will ship with a .29 based
kernel anyway.

So you don't really need it anymore ;)


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