Re: Purge of firmware to recommence
Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Joey Hess wrote:
>>Herbert Xu wrote:
>>> In accordance with the latest directive from the RM, I shall recommence
>>> the removal of non-free firmware where no acceptable solution using
>>> user-space firmware loaders has been provided.
>>Is anyone planning on doing work on writing patches to use the request
>>firmware stuff to move the firmware to userspace?
> Yes. I have two drivers done (and one of them definitely works), and I
> will start on 'tg3' this week.
Update: I have tg3 compiling. Since I can't actually test it, if anyone
else would like to, email me and I'll send you the patches.
I think I will take a short break from converting new drivers while I try to
get the radeon, r128, and tg3 conversions integrated into someone's tree
somewhere or other. :-) The conversions really are not that hard; feel
free to email me if you want copies of the conversions I've already done
(as reference), or advice on the 'gotchas' (there aren't many).
There are none so blind as those who will not see.