[alsa-devel] ESI MAYA44 driver status

Adrian McMenamin adrianmcmenamin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 10:44:35 CEST 2007

On 02/09/07, Rene Herman <rene.herman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/02/2007 07:50 PM, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> > They've actually said they'd make their engineers available to the person
> > writing the device driver.
> If you feel you'll be okay getting a driver going starting from nothing but
> an email address, great!
> Especially given that hardware would need to be supplied -- which ofcourse
> to some degree means committing upfront -- I would want to first flaunder
> around on my own a bit while judging whether or not I'd be capable in the
> first place and judging what information I'd need from the contact. I also
> expect the same holds for more subscribers so if you _are_ willing to start
> under these conditions, I'd say go for it.

If you'd bothered to talk to the company rather than spoit, you'd know
that they are prepared to supply the hardware and make engineers' time
available. They also say, as has been reported to the list, that a new
driver shouldn't be too difficult as the device is very similar to
existing supported cards.

Flame wars are easy to start and free software developers love to get
on their high horse. But we should stick to the facts: this is a
company that wants to work with the community. They couldn't supply a
particular type of documentation but they were prepared to do just
about anything else needed to get the card supported: I know this
because I sent them an email and asked for the facts, rather than took
what appeared in the list as gospel.

> > I'm quite tempted to step up to the wicket on this one, and volunteer
> > to do it. But I think there are probably better people out there...
> I doubt it. There are only a few people on this list experienced enough to
> be able to say they'll be able to get a good result upfront and since they
> haven't been volunteering, I'm afraid you're as good as it gets! :-)
> First thing is getting the hardware I guess. I'm quite sure that once things
> are working at least basically, there will be help available from this list.
> Rene.

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