Including usb-modeswitch in default installation?

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at
Thu Feb 25 10:08:24 UTC 2010

2010/2/25 Timo Jyrinki <timo.jyrinki at>:
> 2010/2/25 Peteris Krisjanis <pecisk at>:
>> By the way, reading all materials, I just thought - usb-modeswitch now
>> has nice udev wrapper - why not ship it by default? Why it isn't in
>> main? Is there any objections to this? Patents, legal issues (I can't
>> think of any, but still)?
> I think this is where come back to the beginning of this discussion :)
> Ubuntu core developers would like to follow upstream, and it's
> currently not yet clear enough what's the usptream direction (or what
> upstream we are actually talking about). Josh from usb-modeswitch is
> making the point that modem-modeswitch upstream has abandoned its
> development already, and that (at least some) kernel developers would
> like to see some of the things done in userspace like usb-modeswitch
> is doing. So I guess a positive round of discussion on the
> linux-hotplug mailing list Scott now pointed out would be what's
> needed to get some backing up to what Josh is thinking, and then
> Ubuntu could follow the direction most parties seem to agree with.
> At least for Ubuntu 10.10, but also if the current situation is not
> really wisely supportable from LTS point of view, freeze exception for
> even 10.04 LTS. There is only very little time, though.
> -Timo

Ok, wisely or not I dropped message to hotplug mailing list about this
question. Let's see what happens. :)

More or less this question would be nice to have freeze exception,
because USB mobile dongles are that important. It could be main
selling point for netbooks with Netbook edition.


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