Subject: Re: Macronix MX98713 support for 'de'?
To: Mike Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mike Smith <email@example.com>
Date: 07/27/1998 19:08:59
Just minutes after posting this, I received a reply from Matt Thomas
indicating that the work in question has largely been done. My
apologies for the overlap. Hardware is on it's way to Matt; we look
forward to hearing his results.
> This posting seeks to locate developers interested in adding support
> for the Macronix MX98713 and adapters based on this part to the 'de'
> driver. Such work would be of immediate benefit to both the FreeBSD
> and NetBSD groups.
> The Macronix MX98713 is a clone of the Digital DC2114x 'tulip' family.
> Documentation for these parts is available from Macronix' website
> (www.macronix.com). Support for these parts already exists in the Linux
> tulip driver. Cards featuring the MX98713 typically retail around
> US$35.oo or so in one-off quantities, making them an extremely cheap
> 100bTX solution for PCI systems.
> We have already attempted to contact Matt Thomas (the maintainer of this
> driver), with no response. This may mean that he's not interested, or
> just too busy, and this solicitation is not meant as a snub, but rather
> just a widening of the net.
> If you're interested in working on this, please contact me off these
> lists to reduce followup noise. You may also want to try contacting
> Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to coordinate your work.
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