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Bug#843215: fwupd: Please announce supported hardware using appstream

On Mon, 2016-11-07 at 19:26 +0000, Mario Limonciello wrote:

> That's a chicken and egg problem unfortunately.  This type of information is
> dependent upon the machine that fwupd is running on and can't be determined
> at build time.

I was mainly talking about the devices that can be found in this file:


Those are a static set of devices not determined at runtime.
I guess for those, prompting the user to install fwupd is a good idea.

> If fwupd can be included by default in Debian I think a better experience can
> be had though.

For proprietary platforms that seems like a reasonable idea but for
fairly open platforms like ARM/etc, I would much prefer all firmware to
be packaged for Debian and flashed using flash-kernel or similar.

> So for now I think it would be better for isenkram to do one of these:
> 1) Query fwupd for updatable objects if it's installed.

That sounds like a good idea, could you file a bug with the details?
I am not aware how that should work.



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