On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 21:40:37 (CEST), Andres Mejia wrote:

> On Monday 16 August 2010 06:32:59 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 08:19:40 (CEST), Andres Mejia wrote:
>> > On Tuesday 10 August 2010 23:38:09 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
>> >> On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 14:39:19 (EDT), Andres Mejia wrote:
>> >> > Is there any progress with getting libcrystalhd2 into Debian? I would
>> >> > like to help if that's alright.
>> >> 
>> >> just curious, is this a driver package? what kind of hardware does it
>> >> support, and how big is the expected userbase?
>> > 
>> > This is just for packaging the library. Driver is in mainstream kernel as
>> > of 2.6.34 so there's no need for us to package that. Firmware can't be
>> > included because it's under a non-free license. Here's the firmware
>> > license.
>> Ah, makes sense. Thanks for the explanation.
>> I think this package makes most sense for our team if at least two
>> members of our team can actually test and use those cards. This requires
>> running a 2.6.34 kernel and using this firmware. Otherwise I'm not so sure.
> Well, I don't have the necessary hardware to test myself either. Shall I go 
> ahead and place this under collab-maint and ask debien-mentors for a sponser?

TBH, I think putting it to collab-maint, and asking both debian-mentors
and here for sponsoring might make most sense. I think collab-maint
might be more inviting to developers that are not familiar with
pkg-multimedia, while it makes clear that team pkg-multimedia is not
really in a good position to actively maintain the package.

I want to avoid the situation that users start filing bugs about the
package that need to be verified on actual hardware, which none of us
owns. Users rightfully will expect us to give qualified response on
problems with the library.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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