Am Montag, den 29.01.2007, 16:24 +0100 schrieb Phil Knirsch:
> Hello everyone.
> We've recently started working on a project called Linux Hardware
> Project or in short LHCP. Goals are:
> * Provide a list of working hardware for people wanting to buy a new
> * Provide an idea on what hardware our/your distribution in run on
> * Provide a list of hardware we need to improve support for
> * Provide an interface to all above that allows simple and complicated
> * Get the user a list of thing that should work and a way to test that
> * Tell the user how good his hardware is supported
> There have been several Hardware Compatibility lists from vendors and
> other projects in the past, but most of them were limited in one
> aspect or another - so we start our own.
> To achive this we are building a modular framework to generate, collect,
> and analyze information about all components of systems running Linux
> and how well each component works.
> The project is currently in it's infancy, but following the typical
> approach of open source projects ("Release early, release often!")
> decided to already officially announce it.
> Current status is that the basic GUI application for testing is up and
> with some test modules. We're now in the process of writing the first real
> data collection and test modules and are currently starting to design the
> server end of the side.
> The home page of the project can be found here:
> If you want to take a look at the current source code you can checked it out
> using Mercurial in read only mode like this:
> hg clone http://hg.fedoraproject.org/hg/hosted/LHCP
> For development discussions a mailing list has been set up here:
> Although the project is hosted under Fedora we're aiming it to be very
> distribution independant, so supporting other distributions should be
> easy to
> do. We have some basic requirements on what is needed on the system for
> it to
> simply work, but a lot of things will be optional.
> Happy hacking,
> Read ya, Phil & Fabi
> Philipp Knirsch | Tel.: +49-711-96437-470
> Development | Fax.: +49-711-96437-111
> Red Hat GmbH | Email: Phil Knirsch <phil(a)redhat.de>
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> Motd: You're only jealous cos the little penguins are talking to me.
Looks good. Will this enable a user to link to a specific piece of
hardware for bugzilla reporting?
Good point, we'll add that to feature list.
Any chance of a yum repo for easy updates (and more likely-to-test
Yea, as soon as we're done with the server side as well we'll be doing
some "real" packaging of the whole project with specfile and autoFOO magic.
(Dark and dusty weather?)
Weather sucked here during the last few weeks so this looked like the
perfect test module. :)
Read ya, Phil
PS: Don't mention the rocket :)
Philipp Knirsch | Tel.: +49-711-96437-470
Development | Fax.: +49-711-96437-111
Red Hat GmbH | Email: Phil Knirsch <phil(a)redhat.de>
Hauptstaetterstr. 58 | Web: http://www.redhat.de/
Motd: You're only jealous cos the little penguins are talking to me.