Wrapping up 7.4 (finally)
vojta at Math.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Jun 16 12:14:40 PDT 2008
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 12:52:17PM +0200, Hanno Böck wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 12 Juni 2008 schrieb Daniel Stone:
> > On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 06:35:08PM -0300, Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade
> > > I believe avivo is also already dead?
> > Its main purpose now is to serve as a good example of a clean and
> > capable driver for those planning to write new drivers. A living API
> > reference (well, if you have certain families of r5xx), if you will.
> > > If evdev cannot do the job of synaptics, then synaptics is also
> > > something that should be looked carefully.
> > Both avivo and synaptics are currently GPL (I don't see the synaptics
> > mess being sorted out in time for 7.4), and so will not be considered.
> Synaptics has been relicensed (see synaptics thread from about 2 weeks ago).
Quoting from that thread:
"It seems the last thing that happened was the relicensing, though a relicensed
version was never published."
This hardly sounds definitive. The last thing I find about the relicensing
is this message:
in which the poster quotes someone saying that they will not allow their
patches to be relicensed.
--Paul Vojta, vojta at math.berkeley.edu
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