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Re: more evil firmwares found

* Nathanael Nerode (neroden@twcny.rr.com) [040413 02:25]:
> 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.

It's worse useable, and your hardware is not the thing we measure our
installer with.

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