Restricted Manager Improvements

Registered by Scott James Remnant (Canonical) on 2007-05-07

Restricted Manager was deployed with good success in feisty, this specification addresses some useful improvements that we might wish to make for gutsy:

 - should be able to detect hardware for which the required package is either not installed, or not enabled by default -- it should then suggest the user opens the manager to ENABLE the hardware and maybe install the package

 - with the above, should be able to offer facilities to help enable the hardware, for example detecting broadcom windows drivers installed alongside or placed on media somewhere, and cutting the firmware out of them

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Martin Pitt
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Martin Pitt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for gutsy
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Martin Pitt on 2007-06-19
Completed by
Martin Pitt on 2007-08-13

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Sprints

Whiteboard

review:smurf: looks sane

2007-07-19: broadcom firmware installation works, guidance code cleanup done

2007-08-13: all features implemented in 0.27.

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