Old spec w. no lovin'
Joel Bryan Juliano
joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Sun Oct 8 10:27:57 BST 2006
On 10/7/06, Constantine Evans <constantine at evanslabs.org> wrote:
> t u wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am writing to attract a little bit of attention to this spec:
> > https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/winmodem-support which asks
> > for winmodem support out-of-the-box. Recently, a user proposed a
> > dialogue popup which would give some feedback to user upon installation
> > regarding the user specific winmodem hardware. This seems easy enough
> > for Edgy + 1? What do you think?
> > Is anyone interested in this?
> > Thanks
> > Ps. I've got no coding knowledge at all...
> We can't support most winmodems out of the box, because there are no
> free drivers, and companies like Conexant refuse to release specs under
> reasonable terms.
> Having a modem detection script during installation that explains the
> issue when an appropriate modem is detected would be nice.
> Constantine Evans
I hope there will be a standards for hardware, the current situation of
proprietary drivers is like in the past where there's proprietary vendors
for every network, but then, OSI layers was formed.
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