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towsonu2003
May 10th, 2006, 05:53 AM
okay, I finally got enough (I guess) feedback to my winmodem thread in Dapper (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=82608) section, and posted a bug report (https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bug/43694) (more of a wishlist). The devel suggested me to write a spec. I did that as well (https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/winmodem-support). I even added the idea to the Google Summer of Code 2006 (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleSoC2006#head-128bbf16ec1d11446032ec7992aad0736b973eca). I'm also trying to get the offline documentation (Ubuntu Desktop Guide) to include more info (https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-docs/+bug/42454) on setting up winmodems (and wifi as well). edit: I also added a bounty for this (http://https://launchpad.net/bounties/winmodem-support), but of course I'm in no condition to give out money :(

Here are my problems now:

I have no idea what to do with this spec thing...
I have no idea what to do with that Google Summer of Code 2006 idea...
I have no idea what to do next...


I would appreciate any ideas you got, or any support in any way.

You can see all the links I put above via the first link in my signature.

Thanks :)

PS. I do not know coding, scripting, etc...

towsonu2003
May 10th, 2006, 02:46 PM
bump & ouch :)

blastus
May 11th, 2006, 01:27 AM
I have a Lucent Winmodem that does not work out of the box in Breezy (because the precompiled modules were not included on the CD) and I could not even compile them from source because gcc-3.4 was also not included on the CD. I managed to figure it out though, but I doubt there's much chance a new user would be able to.

I am all for this effort. When Dapper comes out I plan on contributing a HOWTO for Lucent Winmodems especially for newbies. How else can I help?

towsonu2003
May 11th, 2006, 01:57 AM
How else can I help?
Only if I knew :) Maybe posting a bug (please link it to us here) report to say the difficulties you encountered with your modem configuration process?

I think the thing called "spec" is good for something, but I have no idea where to go from here right now. There are not much info on what a "spec" is good for.