Re: Bug#602358: ITP: rtl8192ce-dkms -- Realtek RTL8192CE driver in DKMS format.
On Sunday 21 November 2010, Keng-Yu Lin wrote:
> 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:
> > http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-wireless/msg58284.html
> > Message-ID: <4CCD856E.email@example.com>
> It will be very nice if someone is already working and getting this
> driver in staging.
Just as a follow up, the new driver has been posted for review
Given that it's already using mac80211, it may pass staging and might
even enter mainline for 2.6.38. I'm sure that Larry Finger would
appreciate feedback regarding it (be aware that it targets current
wireless development code and might not compile against older kernels
> think to close this bug soon and please re-open it if there is still
> need for this package.