RE: [PATCH] rt2800pci: rt2800usb: Firmware update

From: RA-Shiang Tu
Date: Tue Apr 12 2011 - 01:37:19 EST

> > > Are there any changelogs for these firmware files? Do
> > they
> > > only offer support for newer chips, or are there any
> > actual
> > > improvements and bug fixes implemented? Users should
> > know
> > > whether updating the firmware will be of any use to
> > them.
> >
> > Shiang Tu from ralink says [1] :
> > "We always suggest to use latest firmware, because it's backward
> > compatible and also has some enhancement, bug fix, or
> support of new
> > chip.
> Sorry, but how very ... Microsoft-y of Ralink.
> Something has changed, a bug, an improvement, but we are to
> guess what it is?
> Maybe if people knew how these firmware files affect
> different generations of chips, they'd knew how to maintain
> them better. I think this contributes to the mess here.

First of all, thanks for all for the great help to make Ralink chipset can
work well in Linux.

In deed, restricted by the limited resources, Ralink didn't involve in the
rt2x00 project development closely for long time and the rt2x00 project
developers and free contributors only can get limited information from
Ralink's open source code. I think that' why make the situation becomes
a little bit complicate. Sorry for that.

Now we try to work closely with rt2x00 project, we also will sumbit latest
frimware to linux-firmware once have any updates. We are newbie to work
with open source community, if we have any problem, your kindly help will
be highly appreciated.

Thanks very much.

Best Regards
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