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From: "J.R. Mauro" <>
To: "Greg KH" <>
Cc: "Greg KH" <>, "Moritz Muehlenhoff" <>,
Subject: Re: staging: me4000 and relation to other data acquisition devices
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 11:42:36 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Greg KH <> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:25:30AM -0400, J.R. Mauro wrote:
>> Ok. I emailed a few of them. The ones I omitted either didn't have a
>> clear homepage/maintainer, had already sent a patch to the kernel, or
>> explicitly stated no intentions of going into mainline.
> Which ones were in the last 2 categories?

The Alix driver seemed to be sent in already:

The ov51x-jpeg driver's homepage mentions that there is a driver
already, but it doesn't do jpeg compression, since that kind of
shouldn't be done in the kernel. The out-of-tree driver does do the
compression in the kernel, but the author doesn't think it should go
into mainline. Or something like that.

>> Maybe you could send me the Spreadsheet O' Drivers if you need more help?
> Yeah, I think I'll move this to a google docs file or somehow merge it
> with the information on the wiki.  Give me a few
> days.

A google spreadsheet would be great for me. Maybe you could do both?

>> I've also been wondering: should we contact the maintainers of the big
>> distros and make them aware of staging and have them work with us to
>> get whatever out-of-tree stuff they have more centralized? I don't
>> know if it's a good idea, but it could be. And if it is, I have no
>> idea where to start.
> I've already looked at what the following distros include in their
> kernel package:
>        - Fedora
>        - openSUSE
>        - Ubuntu
> so I have them on my list, and is where I took a number of the existing
> staging drivers from.
> If you could poke around other distro's kernels (like Mandrake and any
> other you can think of) and find out what they include, that would e
> great.

Ok. I'll talk to distros not mentioned above and hopefully add
anything I find to the forthcoming spreadsheet.

> thanks,
> greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-30 15:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-28 15:49 Shawn Bohrer
2008-10-28 16:34 ` Greg KH
2008-10-28 17:33   ` Randy Dunlap
2008-10-28 18:14     ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 15:12       ` Wolfgang Beiter
2008-10-30  0:02         ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 18:57       ` Moritz Muehlenhoff
2008-10-30  0:37         ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30  0:46           ` Richard Holden
2008-10-30  1:42           ` Greg KH
2008-10-30 14:25             ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30 15:23               ` Greg KH
2008-10-30 15:42                 ` J.R. Mauro [this message]
2008-10-31 15:00                   ` Greg KH
2008-10-31 15:10                     ` J.R. Mauro
2008-10-30  1:43         ` Greg KH
2008-10-29 17:37   ` Shawn Bohrer
2008-10-30  0:04     ` Greg KH

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