Third-party driver updates for Ubiquity

Registered by Colin Watson on 2006-10-18

We want to encourage third-party hardware vendors to supply driver updates that can be installed by Ubiquity, allowing Ubuntu to be installed on systems that were not supported at the time of release. This specification discusses how these driver updates should be acquired and installed by Ubiquity, strategies for upgrading those drivers along with Ubuntu kernel updates, and related issues.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Colin Watson
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Ben Collins
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for feisty
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Ben Collins on 2007-02-07
Completed by
Ben Collins on 2008-02-25

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Benefits from /products/soyuz/+spec/personal-package-archives, but most of this can be done without it.

BenC (2007-02-14): Casper bits done. Colin to handle Ubiquity parts.

2007-03-05 kamion: I believe that the ubiquity bits are all done now; tomorrow's daily desktop CD build should implement this, barring bugs.

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