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Re: [opensuse] Announcing LHCP - Linux Hardware Compatibility Project
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:02:12 -0500
  • Message-id: <1170169334.9457.18.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 16:42 -0600, Dennis J. Tuchler wrote:
> John Andersen wrote:
> > On Monday 29 January 2007, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> >> Hello everyone.
> >>
> >> We've recently started working on a project called Linux Hardware
> >> Compatibility Project or in short LHCP. Goals are:
> >>
> >> * Provide a list of working hardware for people wanting to buy a new
> >> computer
> >> * 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
> >> queries
> >> * 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

{snip}

> >> Current status is that the basic GUI application for testing is up and
> >> running
> >> 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.

{snip}

> >> For development discussions a mailing list has been set up here:
> >>
> >> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/lhcp-devel
> >>
> >> 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

> > This sounds interesting. I wonder if more momentum might be gained
> > by working with all those other collections in your links section to
> > provide bi-directional cross-pollination of this information so that
> > a report (good or bad) posted anywhere will be a) checked for
> > duplication, b) propagated to all concerned.

> Fantastic! I have tried to find on the Novell opensuse site a list of
> WiFi pcmcia devices that work with SuSE and have come up with nothing.

Well you could help them by writing and asking them what needed data
from your system would be helpful, and then report back.

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