Hello, 2014-09-04 17:50 GMT+04:00, Matthias Apitz <g...@unixarea.de>: > El día Tuesday, September 02, 2014 a las 09:13:10PM -0700, hiren panchasara > escribió: > >> On Aug 30, 2014 9:39 AM, "Dirk E" <cipher...@hotmail.com> wrote: >> > >> > ... >> > >> > I propose the following: create a wiki with a list of known working >> > wireless products. Each product should note which chipset it uses, what >> > driver it connects to, what features are suported (i.e. HOSTAP), what >> > FreeBSD versions are supported, whether it is open source / binary blob, >> > any license requirements (like Realtek) and a dmesg snippet where the >> > driver is detected. It can be managed by a maintainer that accepts email >> > reports from users who provide the required information. That way, we >> > get a >> > list of hardware that is known to work with FreeBSD that people can >> > actually buy. Even a NewEgg-link or something to that effect can be >> > provided. >> > >> > This website was a lot of help to me in figuring out what chipset a >> > wireless product uses: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Main_Page >> > I propose something simpler for FreeBSD; just a single wiki page that >> > lists products that either work or do not work. > > I fully agree with that we need more structured documentation about what > is working, in which versions and with which details. I'm editing in the > FreeBSD Wiki the webcam compatibility list and I know that editing Wiki > pages can be a mess and is not what every user who got something to > work, or to know, is wanting to do. What we do need is somekind of > database with a webform by which everybody could insert (or even edit) > exsisting data, ofc with somekind of creation of account and an anti-SPAM > capcha. Without this, the data actualization depends on the time and > availibility of the maintainer(s) of the page and information tends to be > outdated. > Maybe it would easier to maintain a list of supported chipsets and provide a link to a website with a hardware database (e.g. wikidevi.com)? There are not so many chips as compared with the amount of different devices. Also wikidevi and similar projects are not depend on OS and have a wider auditory. Just my 2 cents.
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