[CentOS] CentOS 5 and Broadcom wireless

Sat May 12 19:46:55 UTC 2007
Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com>

On Sat, 12 May 2007, Lamar Owen wrote:

> On Friday 11 May 2007, Mogens Kjaer wrote:
> > This is what I saw as well. Broadcom wireless works in FC6,
> > not in Centos 5.
> If the Linux kernel developers would just make things backwards compatible, 
> this wouldn't be an issue.  But the kernel developers as a group care nothing 
> for backwards compatibility, and regularly break things in weird and 
> sometimes devious ways.

I guess that is the price to pay for progress. Having to drag legacy stuff 
with you is considered too costly (let the vendors put money into that) 
and slows down development.

If Linux kernel development would add the burden of proprietary QA, I bet 
the whole mechanisme (based on volunteers) comes to a grinding halt.

Red Hat has backported the wifi subsystem in the past for EL4, if they 
consider it important for their business, they may do it again for EL5 as 

Kind regards,
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