Hardware Database

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Wed Nov 10 15:35:59 CST 2004

On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 06:12:53PM +0000, Thom May wrote:

> Many people are talking about things that seem to boil down to a Hardware Database:
> (otherwise known, variously, as ZDHW and a subproject of TRLS).
> A while ago, I wrote this on the sounders list:
> """
> Where I'd like to go with laptop detect:
> At the moment, we're making an educated best guess at whether you're an a
> laptop, and making certain assumptions based on that.
> We can't currently guess whether acpi works, and we could do a lot better
> with stuff like turning ifplugd on etc.
> What we can do, however, is put together a nicely minimal app that can ask
> some questions, and report those answers and a whole slew of hardware
> details back to a central db/web site. This way, we can build a database of
> what we can expect to do on each and every laptop, and customise our install
> a bit more based on that data.
> Thoughts?
> -Thom
> """
> Oli is going to write some of this up on the wiki later, but I'd just like
> to draw the various threads that have been mentioning this idea into one,
> here.

Thanks, Thom.  Hopefully we can turn this into a proper specification so
that work can begin.

I've started to take some notes here:


 - mdz

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