2.6.29-libre1, 2.6.28-libre3, 2.6.27-libre2

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at fsfla.org
Tue Jun 9 20:45:19 UTC 2009

There are new releases marking the beginning of Linux-libre gen3 that
should soon land in the repositories.

What changed:

- deblob-main now creates lzip's .lz tarballs in addition to bzip2's

- fix e100 driver so that it works again with cards that could use but
that don't require non-Free firmware

- disable Radeon, R128 and MGA gpu drivers again, as in gen1.
Linux-libre radeon driver just doesn't work without firmware, breaking
the Xorg radeon driver.  Not having the kernel driver actually enables
the X driver to work, at least to some extent.

- fix assorted deblobbing errors that prevented builds on some specific
configurations, and that let through a few non-Free firmware names in
code and documentation, particularly WIMAX i2400m.

There are other changes to deblob-check in preparation for 2.6.30, for
the 2.6.26- backports, and in preparation for a switch to another
scripting machinery, in pursuit of faster deblobbing.  Nothing
functional yet, but significant changes to the regexps were made to ease
the mechanical conversion between different regexp syntaxes.

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter    http://FSFLA.org/~lxoliva/
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
Be Free! -- http://FSFLA.org/   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist      Red Hat Brazil Compiler Engineer

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