The future of Auto-NDISWrapper

Asked by Björgvin Ragnarsson on 2009-03-16

Canonical is developing a distribution and desktop agnostic tool for installing third-party-drivers called jockey, It does not currently support ndiswrapper drivers but jockey's architecture is very modular so adding support would not be too hard. could become a webservice for jockey to locate the ndiswrapper drivers.

Have you had a look at Jockey and do you think it should replace Auto-NDISWrapper?

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climatewarrior (gabrieljoel) said : #1


Yes, I'm aware of jockey. I believe that integrating ndiswrapper into jockey would be a great step forward. I wish jockey could replace auto-ndiswrapper entirely but I think that at the moment that is not possible for several reasons. Auto-ndis in some cases needs to the user to do several things which I believe would be unacceptable for something like jockey. For example for some drivers we tell the users to go fetch the driver at a specified url and then copy the file to a specified directory. This is due to the fact that many driver providers do not offer a direct link to the downloads. Maybe we could jump over this hoop but I really don't see it ever working in a reliable manner. As jockey needs to be absolutely reliable and robust. What I think would be feasible and highly beneficial would be to automate the installation of several hand picked drivers that are known to work 100% of the time in some determined wireless cards. And all of this integrated into jockey.

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