Re: [PATCH] firmware: Allow release-specific firmware dir

From: David Miller
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 19:24:45 EST

From: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:15:11 -0700

> It's definitely not something we should be doing upstream though.

So you think it's ok that every Debian user has to learn this
magic incantation just to use current kernels?

I don't think it's nice to break things like this on people,
especially such a large group. Getting this stuff to work is hard
enough, and we're just putting yet another barrier into the situation
and that can only mean less testers and contributors.

I do know several people who aren't testing and contributing because
the whole firmware shakeup is so bolixed and they really are exasperated
after spending hours trying to get it to work.

This costs people's time, which is valuable.

I hate to say it, but this kind of attitude seems to be pervasive
every time some negative ramification of the firmware changes shows
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