On 21/12/12 14:23, Mikko Rasa wrote: > Hi Debian developers, > > I'm working as a consultant on a project to develop drivers for the > PowerVR graphics processor in the Cedarview family of Intel Atom > microprocessors in a Debian environment. The current target is Wheezy, > and Intel wishes to get the drivers into the official distribution. > > What they've failed to take into account is that Wheezy is currently > frozen in preparation of release, so I'm more than a bit skeptical of > getting a new package in (I was only brought in to the project very > recently). However, I promised to ask you about this, so here we go. > > It should be noted that due to licensing issues, the driver will be > closed source. The kernel component is under the GPL, so a dkms package > will be made. > > There's also one kernel patch that needs to be applied to Wheezy's > kernel for the driver to function. The patch has been accepted to the > mainline kernel, and my understanding is that it's included in the 3.7 > release. > > On to questions: > > 1. Is there any possibility of getting the drivers in the initial Wheezy > release? If so, what needs to happen on our end? > > 2. What about a subsequent update to Wheezy? I wasn't able to find > information on what kinds of changes are permitted. > > 3. Neither us nor Intel has any Debian developers on our respective > payrolls. What's the best approach for maintaining the package? Should > someone from Intel become a maintainer, or are there some existing > developers or maintainers that can take responsibility of the package > after the initial work is complete? > >  > http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git;a=commit;h=ac207ed2471150e06af0afc76e4becc701fa2733 > > Hi! Has been there any progress related to this? Ubuntu 12.04 has this drivers already packaged. You can take their packages and adapt them to Debian Wheezy. http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/cedarview-drm http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/cedarview-graphics-drivers http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-updates/libva-cedarview-vaapi-driver Unfortunately Ubuntu packages won't work on Debian Wheezy because the binary blob for the Xorg driver (cedarview-graphics-drivers) is linked with glibc 2.15 and Wheezy has 2.13. I would be interested in testing any package that you may have for Wheezy. Just let me know about it. Regards!
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