Support for Areca ARC-1300-4X on 8-STABLE?

Mark Linimon linimon at
Wed Nov 24 16:10:00 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 10:01:31AM -0500, Paul Mather wrote:
> I'd also hope that such a vendor would be contributing its drivers
> directly into the source tree rather than having a separate set of
> patches or downloads for end-users to fiddle about with.

In a perfect world, yes, but not all vendors currently do this.
The have their own release cycles and source repositories, as we
have ours: in some cases, it takes a non-trivial amount of effort
to coordinate the two.

I'm always happy to see closer cooperation, of course.


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