Re: PCMCIA and other help
Well, I am looking into this now. But what are your feelings on the
priority of pcmcia. I have a pcmcia network card in my primary machine
at the moment, so it seems like something I would like to look into.
But I also am not familar yet with the Hurd or OSKit, so I don't want to
neglect a better route to becoming more familar with it in a better more
useful way. I also have never contributed to a Free Software project of
this magnitude. Any guidance from you guys on this would be
appreciated, in the meantime I am going to investigate so that I can
become more familar with it.
On Fri, 2001-11-16 at 19:53, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 10:53:55AM -0500, Charles Voelger wrote:
> > Is there a status on PCMCIA? specifically Network cards? if there is
> > nothing is there some work I can help on?
> The status is, that PCMCIA support for gnumach is probably hopeless and
> senseless. PCMCIA support should be in OSKit, so that we can profit from it
> directly in OSKit-Mach.
> As far as I understood, it is possible to have direct support at boot time
> can be done in a harmless way, which would avoid the hassle of the card
> manager interface. This would be a good start (we would have no support
> for changing cards at run time, but for the common case of a single network
> card this is not a big problem).
> The good thing about this amount of PCMCIA support: You don't need to know
> anything about the Hurd. Just get OSKit and start the hacking. I am
> personally very interested in it, and I am willing to help as much as I can.
> But as I don't know either of OSKit and PCMCIA, I can not offer advice about
> what needs to be done.
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