[arch-dev-public] Worthless out of tree kernel modules

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 15 03:45:12 EST 2012

Am 15.02.2012 08:23, schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
> Am 15.02.2012 06:54, schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
>> Am 15.02.2012 01:20, schrieb Dan McGee:
>>> Guys,
>>> Why on earth are we maintaining any of the following?
>>> * fcpci- pkgrel of 66
>>> * fcpcmcia- pkgrel of 62
>>> * slmodem- pkgrel of 62, not even available for x86_64
>>> Frankly, if these can't make the cut to land in the kernel tree after
>>> 10 years, we are wasting our time packaging them. Might as well safe
>>> the kernel packagers some headaches.
>>> -Dan
> Only fcpci and fcpcmcia support capi2.0 which is needed for isdn hylafax
> capability.
> This can be dropped when the isdn userland tools will fully support
> capi2.0 which is worked on for a while.
> I'm happy if I don't need to build those anymore.
> I guess this year they can finally die.

What about slmodem then? I doubt anyone actually uses that.

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