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Re: Bug#398533: RFP: tp-smapi -- exposes some features of the ThinkPad - first packaging attempt

On Sat, 09 Dec 2006, Evgeni Golov wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Dec 2006 19:15:20 -0200 Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> It is packaged as an out-of-tree module and it worked for me since
> 2.6.17, but I only can test on a Z61m. I think you're right because you
> know much more TP models (and their DMI stuff), then me.

This means it is force-enabling at compile time due to lack of DMI
detection, based on the fact that it is being built on a Z61m, on kernels
before 2.6.19.

> > For 2.6.19, you can actually have tp-smapi work reliably as an
> > out-of-tree build, so packaging it starts making more sense.
> I think it would be better to plan the tp-smapi package for Etch+1, so
> there will be kernel >2.6.19 and stuff you're working on in ibm-acpi.

That makes sense.

> By the way, do you know anything about the "legality" of tp_smapi (I
> think you had read the discussion between Shem, Linus and Andrew on
> hdaps-devel)? Or should I ask debian-devel about their opinion?

It is, AFAIK, more legal than a truckload of stuff that is in Linux already.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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