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Re: more evil firmwares found

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 08:05:33PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Joey Hess wrote:
> <snip>
> > From the perspective of wanting to get a release out, with a working
> > installer, this is a collossal pain. Some of the drivers that are
> > already being removed[1], such as tg3, are amoung the ones most commonly
> > used. At a minimum this will mean much wasted time on the part of the
> > debian-installer team explaining to users that support for these devices
> > is no longer part of Debian. (I hope you don't mind if we forward all
> > such correspondance to this mailing list..) At the worst, it will delay
> > the release of sarge by weeks or months as we design and put together an
> > new infastructure to support non-free drivers in the installer. It will
> > be very disappointing and de-motivating to us if, after all our hard
> > work, the resulting installer is unusable because it supports less
> > hardware then does woody's.
> It wouldn't be unusable; it still supports all of *my* hardware.
> *sigh*

That statement supports Joey's point quite well, IMO.

It wouldn't be unusable to *you*, as the one arguing.  We can tell that
by now.  But it would be unusable to a large number of our *other*

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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