On 01/17/2017 05:19 AM, Hans de Goede wrote:
On 17-01-17 14:12, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Lo! Three quick question from someone who for some strange reason is
> interested in this topic:
> Hans de Goede wrote on 17.01.2017 13:11:
>> As such I would like to (for starters) add this driver:
>> Which is fully open source and although not ready for
>> upstream, actively maintained by the community, to the
>> driver/staging directory of the Fedora kernel pkg.
> * wouldn't it make more sense to simply add the driver to the staging
> directory upstream?
See my answer to Bastien's mail.
> * will users somehow made aware they are using drivers of lower quality
> which are maintained differently (they for example might vanish suddenly
> if maintainers lose interest, which normally doesn't happen with proper
> kernel drivers)
Other then the standard tainting caused by this being in staging, no.
> * while at it: Is https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelStagingPolicy
> still considered policy or is it a page everyone forgot about?
I for one had never heard about that page.
Yes, that page should still be accurate wrt to staging policy although
I think the list of drivers might need to be updated.
In general, I think upstreaming is the right approach to take and
if you are willing to go through staging, I think that could be
a good path to work to get the driver out of staging.