Speakup delta for gutsy (Was Re: Current feisty/upstream delta)

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 25 10:14:08 UTC 2007

Ben Collins wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-04-23 at 16:22 +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 02:32:16AM EST, Ben Collins wrote:
>>> - Speakup integration. Just hold this off for now.
>> Speakup is undergoing some major changes upstream, and also needs a lot
>> of work done to it to interract with the rest of the kernel, as well as
>> serial ports, in a sane fashion. The accessibility team is also
>> considering whether a userspace solution may be better in the long term.
>> As it currently stands, it is certainly not ready for mainline, and is
>> still very much a "works for me" pile of code.
> Right, it got put in with the delta.
> However, we do need to address this for gutsy release. Not so much
> getting this into mainline, but how we'll get rid of this local delta to
> our tree. Right now, our gutsy main tree is pristine. I'd like to
> continue this trend :)
> Speakup is one of the most invasive non-upstream patches we have in our
> tree. Can we discuss how to address this? (better now than later)
Hi Ben,

Just spoke with Luke about this on IRC. We are fine with you removing it 
from the kernel for gutsy.

We had originally expected more involvement from speakup upstream in 
cleaning up the code so we could get it into mainline, but there was 
little response. It seems speakup users have been compiling kernels for 
years and are generally happy to keep doing that. If Ubuntu continues to 
stay close to the mainline tree (and speakup keeps up with it) then 
compiling your own should be relatively easy.


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