Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Andreas Barth wrote:
> * Martin Schulze (firstname.lastname@example.org) [040426 12:10]:
> > Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > * firmware will need to be split out of the kernel into userspace
> > > in all cases
> > It's good when this happens.
> > > * debian-installer will need to be rewritten to support obtaining
> > > non-free firmware but not other non-free packages
> > It would be a clean solution at the end of the day, so this is good.
> I agree that both these issues are good in the end. However, I really
> would prefer to tackle this issue after releasing of sarge. (On the
> other hand, we now also have the time to restrict our kernel source
At my job we do alot of work with companies to write drivers for hardware
that requires firmware to drive internal processors/etc - and through it
all there is one recurring issue: A particular driver version requires a
particular firmware version to work 100% as intended.
Splitting them up just makes it that much more likely that the driver
won't work because it has a newer/older firmware that is not compatible :<