Re: kernel firmwares: GR proposal
Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 12:48:35AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
>> Actually, this is what is wrong with the polls at the debian user forums
>> which AJ pointed people to. Etch can release on time either free (with
>> less hardware support) or non-free (with more hardware support).
>> Making "Release etch on time" top priority doesn't really answer the
>> question of what to do.
> No, it doesn't, which is why there's a second poll on what should actually
> be done:
> The results are currently:
> ] Since it appears Debian has to make a choice, which would you prefer we
> ] do for etch?
> ] 108 / 64% - Allow sourceless firmware in main
> ] 31 / 18% - Delay the release of etch
> ] (so that we can support loading firmware from
> ] 29 / 17% - Drop support for hardware which requires sourceless
> I don't know that 170 or so votes is that impressive, given what I'd
> estimate as the total number of Debian users.
No, it's not. Popcon has counts in the thousands.
OK, that poll is kind of useful. :-) I was wrong; correction noted.
> It's also worth noting there are a few comments along the lines:
> ] I've voted to allow the firmware in main, but I also want to add
> ] the remark that I hope the modifications to the debian installer
> ] will be high on the priority list for the next debian release.
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
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