Out of tree drivers [was Re: Larger projects]
Hans de Goede
j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl
Fri Oct 19 06:28:30 UTC 2007
Greg KH wrote:
> Originally, I set up this project to work with different companies and
> help them out with creating new drivers. But that work isn't happening
> fast enough to keep up with the number of developers who have signed up
> for this project (310 right now!)
> So, what do people think? Should we take these projects on, to help
> existing projects get their code cleaned up and into the main tree?
Yes! This way we get better hardware support for distro's where the kernel
maintainers don't want to go through the pain of patching all these drivers in
(Fedora for example) and less work (and thus more time for bug fixing) for
distros which do patch them all in (ubuntu).
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 01:13:35AM +0300, Felipe Balbi wrote:
>> I think this is quite interesting... there's a lot of goodies
>> out-of-mainline that should get merged...
> Ok, what others do people know about? How about we start a list here.
> Here are ones that I know about:
> acer hotkey driver http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/
> acx wireless driver http://acx100.sourceforge.net/
> adm8211 wierless driver http://aluminum.sourmilk.net/adm8211/
> webcam driver http://mxhaard.free.fr/spca5xx.html
> ivtv video driver http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Main_Page
> kqemu driver http://fabrice.bellard.free.fr/qemu/
> omnibook kernel driver http://sourceforge.net/projects/omnibook
> panasonic hotkey driver http://www.da-cha.jp/letsnote
> parallel port hardware http://www-stud.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/~voegelas/pcf.html
> another webcam driver http://qce-ga.sourceforge.net/
> lirc (not going upstream due to developer not
> wanting it there.)
Actually some RedHat developers are (successfully AFAIK) working on getting
Here are some more for the list:
uvc usb video class Someone from suse is working on getting
zaptel (for asterisk) http://ftp.digium.com/pub/telephony/firmware/releases/
We really should put the list on the wiki.
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