Changes between Version 36 and Version 37 of HardwareInfo/WirelessFirmwares


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Timestamp:
Dec 30, 2009, 6:50:15 AM (10 years ago)
Author:
colin
Comment:

updating firmware distribution proposal of marvell88w8363 and ralinkwifi

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    8282==== 88w8363 ====
    83  * Firmware allows distribution with Haiku. I recommend the way FreeBSD is doing it:
    84    * The FreeBSD repository contains the uuencoded version of the firmware files combined with the License. [http://svn.freebsd.org/viewvc/base/release/8.0.0/sys/contrib/dev/mwl/mw88W8363.fw.uu?revision=199625&view=markup mw88w8363], [http://svn.freebsd.org/viewvc/base/release/8.0.0/sys/contrib/dev/mwl/mwlboot.fw.uu?revision=199625&view=markup mwlboot]
    85    * The FreeBSD Distribution contains then the (uudecoded) binary firmware and puts the license in the appropriate license directory.
    86  * The Haiku way could look like this:
    87    * Haiku's repository contains the uuencoded firmware files mw88W8363fw.uu and mwlboot.uu (both prefixed with the [http://svn.freebsd.org/viewvc/base/release/8.0.0/sys/contrib/dev/mwl/LICENSE?view=markup license]) in data/system/data/firmware/marvell88w8363/.
    88    * Haiku's repository contains the license file itself in data/system/data/firmware/marvell88w8363, too.
    89    * Haiku images contain the uudecoded firmware files mw88W8363fw and mwlboot in /system/data/firmware/marvell88w8363/.
    90    * Haiku images contain the license file in the appropriate license announcing locations.
     83 * Firmware allows distribution with Haiku. Colin recommends zipping up the firmware and the respective license in a archive called marvell88w8363.zip.
     84 * The firmware would be named as needed by the driver already -> mw88W8363fw, mwlboot.
     85 * The archive would be stored under data/system/data/firmware/ in the repository.
     86 * Unzipped archive content would be put into /system/data/firmware/marvell88w8363/
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    9288-> Distribution method: with the image
     
    9692==== RT2561, RT2561S, RT2661 ====
    9793 * Get the firmware from the [http://www.ralinktech.com Ralink Technology homepage] -> Software -> Linux -> Firmware RT2501(RT2561/RT2661)
    98  * Extract the three firmare binaries, uuencode them, prefix them with the license (contained in the archive) and name them accordingly (rt2561fw.uu, rt2561sfw.uu, rt2661fw.uu).
    99  * Haiku's repository contains the uuencoded firmwares and the license in data/system/data/firmware/ralinkwifi/.
    100  * Haiku images contain the uudecoded firmware files rt2561fw, rt2561sfw and rt2661fw in /system/data/firmware/ralinkwifi/.
    101  * Haiku images contain the license file in theappropriate license announcing locations.
     94 * Extract the archive and rename the firmware binaries to rt2561fw, rt2561sfw and rt2661fw.
     95 * Zip renamed firmwares and license into ralinkwifi.zip.
     96 * Haiku's repository contains the archive in data/system/data/firmware/
     97 * Unzipped archive content would be put into /system/data/firmware/ralinkwifi/
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    10399-> Distribution method: with the image
     
    108104==== Firmware for iprowifi2100 and iprowifi2200 ====
    109105 * Main issue is that the license requires the end user taking notice of the license before using the firmware. [[BR]]
    110  -> colin, mmadia discussed the topic on distributing the firmware along with Haiku. Based on the [http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=faq&s=license#license_1 3 bullets] we are consensing that distributing and using the firmware out of the box is feasible. But it would require that the Haiku Installer includes a notion about the Intel firmware license and its strictness.
     106 -> Colin, mmadia discussed the topic on distributing the firmware along with Haiku. Based on the [http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/?n=faq&s=license#license_1 3 bullets] we are consensing that distributing and using the firmware out of the box is feasible. But it would require that the Haiku Installer includes a notion about the Intel firmware license and its strictness.