Bug#452014: ITP: atl2-source -- Source for the Attansic L2 ethernet driver - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#452014: ITP: atl2-source -- Source for the Attansic L2 ethernet driver - Debian ; Package: wnpp Severity: wishlist Owner: Ben Armstrong * Package name : atl2-source Version : 1.0.40.2 Upstream Author : xiong huang * URL : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+...odules-2.6.22/ * License : GPL Programming Lang: C Description : Source for the Attansic L2 ethernet driver ...

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  1. Bug#452014: ITP: atl2-source -- Source for the Attansic L2 ethernet driver

    Package: wnpp
    Severity: wishlist
    Owner: Ben Armstrong

    * Package name : atl2-source
    Version : 1.0.40.2
    Upstream Author : xiong huang
    * URL : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+...odules-2.6.22/
    * License : GPL
    Programming Lang: C
    Description : Source for the Attansic L2 ethernet driver

    This is the driver for the Attansic/Atheros L2 which is present in
    systems such as the Asus Eee PC.



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  2. Bug#452014: ITP: atl2-source -- Source for the Attansic L2 ethernet driver

    On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 03:47:35PM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:
    > * Package name : atl2-source
    > Version : 1.0.40.2
    > Upstream Author : xiong huang
    > * URL : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/hardy/+...odules-2.6.22/
    > * License : GPL
    > Programming Lang: C
    > Description : Source for the Attansic L2 ethernet driver


    > This is the driver for the Attansic/Atheros L2 which is present in
    > systems such as the Asus Eee PC.


    Why not instead work on getting this driver into to the mainline linux
    kernel? Since the driver is GPL, the only reasons it's not in mainline
    are

    1) The driver does not match the quality expectations of mainline linux
    kernel. In this case, out our quality expecations less than those of
    kernel? Are we really OK with shipping buggy and unreviewed drivers to
    endusers?

    2) The driver is too new and isn't submitted to kernel yet. According
    to driver project[1], atl2 driver is "old and needs hacking".

    [1] http://www.linuxdriverproject.org/tw...Fixed_Ethernet

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