Wrapping up 7.4 (finally)

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Thu Jun 12 22:55:28 PDT 2008

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:57:08AM +0200, Xavier Bachelot wrote:
> Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> > Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:
> >> Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> >>   Openchrome officially in in xorg would be good, but I don't know what
> >> will be of via and if they will maintain open source drivers...
> > 
> > They are willing to provide documentation and help. Please contact Luc 
> > Verhagen or me if you're interested in getting doc.
> They _announced_ they are willing to provide documentation and help.
> Their (latest) opensource announcement was done 2 months ago. The 
> openchrome team had a 2 hours chat with some VIA representative one 
> month ago. As of today, their new linux portal still only offer distro 
> specific binaries, no source, no documentation. openchrome team sent 
> them a lengthy mail 2 days ago, the answer was a one liner saying they 
> are still "collecting the idea inside the VIA Linux group" and they 
> still don't know what they "can do for the first step".

I have contacts, and the code for the Linux kernel side of the driver,
but they seem to be stalling on the xorg portion for some odd reason.

I'll poke them again today.  If I get something from them, who should I
forward it to?


greg k-h

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