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Re: Proposal - Defer discussion about SC and firmware until after the Etchrelease


On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 08:59:59PM -0700, ldoolitt@recycle.lbl.gov wrote:
> is to drop support (in whole or in part) for 
> Broadcom NX2, Sun Cassini(+), Intel PRO/100 (although some of those
> chips are also supported by the unaffected eepro100 driver),

eepro100 is scheduled for removal upstream, not an option. 

> and (maybe) five more members of the
> QL2xxx family.

The firmware blobs are deprecated in 2.6.17 and have been removed in 
2.6.18-rc. You already need the non-free package containing the 
firmwares to run these controllers with 2.6.17 and later, no need to
remove the drivers.

Best regards
Frederik Schueler


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