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



On Fri, 2009-05-29 at 22:54 +0200, drago01 wrote:

> > 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 ;)

That was his point. He was saying that, if kmods were accepted in
Fedora, Fedora developers and users may not have done the work /
provided the pressure for it to be upstreamed.
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Adam Williamson
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