[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] kernel 2.6.34-1
foutrelis at gmail.com
Tue May 18 16:59:38 EDT 2010
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:49 PM, Nezmer <arch at nezmer.info> wrote:
> FYI, I had this discussion with the radeon guys months ago in IRC.
> Apparently, kernel guys (maybe Linus) decided to not add new firmware
> files to the kernel tree. That's why we have all those firmware packages
> for in-tree modules.
Depending on what direction the kernel guys have taken, there is
another option worth considering. If firmware is now only added to a
separate repository, namely linux-firmware.git , it probably
wouldn't be a bad idea to switch our kernel firmware package to that
. Fedora has done something similar with their linux-firmware 
Anyway, I'm not really sure what the best course of action is here.
The above option does seem like a more general and future-proof
solution to this kind of issues. As a bonus, it also covers several
Intel wireless cards, thus making their respective -ucode packages 
in [core] redundant.
@Devs: The final decision is yours. :)
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