Re: Bug#602358: ITP: rtl8192ce-dkms -- Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.
2010/11/5 Stefan Lippers-Hollmann <s.L-H@gmx.de>:
> On Thursday 04 November 2010, Ben Hutchings wrote:
>> On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 19:21 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
>> > On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:59:41 +0800, Keng-Yu Lin wrote:
>> > > * Package name : rtl8192ce-dkms
>> > > Version : 2.6.0003.0628.2010+dfsg
>> > > Upstream Author : Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
>> > > * URL : http://www.realtek.com
>> > > * License : GPLv2
>> > > Programming Lang: C
>> > > Description : Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.
>> > >
>> > > This package contains Realtek 802.11 Linux wireless driver
>> > > for use with Realtek RTL8192CE-based hardware.
>> > Why is that driver not in the standard kernel package?
>> Because it's not upstream. So the next question is, why is it not
>> upstream (in staging)?
> This appears to be scheduled for 2.6.38:
> Message-ID: <4CCD856E.firstname.lastname@example.org>
> as follow up to
> Message-ID: <4CCCE60F.email@example.com>
> at least the required firmware for RTL8192CE and RTL8712U (replacing
> RTL8192SU/ r8192s_usb in 2.6.37) has been merged into linux-firmware.git
> Message-ID: <4cd014ec.e0Ho4xDM0+TOv1XT%Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
> Assuming RTL8192CE support gets merged for 2.6.38, introducing a new
> package providing dkms support it during a freeze might not be very
> effective. Once it gets actually merged, a backport to (then current)
> 2.6.37 should be relatively trivial.
> Stefan Lippers-Hollmann
It will be very nice if someone is already working and getting this
driver in staging.
think to close this bug soon and please re-open it if there is still
need for this package.