A) Fresh news: We get more reports that eComStation works fine on 8

B) Why to install ACPI for eComStation?

You should install ACPI for eComStation to:

Common (Notebooks, servers, barebones):
* to initialize PC (the devices are not initialized on boot without
* to use multi-core CPU (Core Duo, AMD X2). Especially, if you want
run computer in APIC mode,
* device drivers for eComStation depend on ACPI,
* ACPI provides information about the computer to drivers,
applications and system information utilities.

Notebook, barebone:
* to manage power management (suspend/resume/poweroff)
* to reduce power consumption

For developer:
* The main purpose of the driver is to provide ACPI interface to
applied developers.

C) Bug-tracker
The rules changed:
ACPI tracker -- http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/report/1 -> [New ticket]
Register to Login -- http://www.netlabs.org/site/member/
don't use short name&password, save your password

D) How to contribute to ACPI project?