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Description of problem:
This comes from a discussion on memo-list on how to improve the efficiency of
the Hardware Certification Program. While only an idea at this point, I am
submitting this here for further effort.
1. Hardware compatibility certification costs RH money, but
2. If markets exist, it is worth the effort to certify given hardware
1. Use RHN to poll the platform, driver, peripheral information profiles available.
2. When platforms are entered that contain uncertified elements, RHN can return
'warning: hardware XYZ is unsupported. Would you like to go to the hardware
certification home page?'
3a. The hardware cert. home page contains lists of unsupported hardware that has
come in from RHN. Once there, the submitter can view certified substitutes,
known bugs, and 'stability' ratings (drawn from others with similar hardware)
3b. Users can also submit 'votes' for hardware that they would like to see
3c. Red Hat gathers important information on which uncertified hardware is being
registered, and can actively solicit 'votes' from those owners on which hardware
is most important. This data is useful to both browbeat the hardware vendor to
provide certification, or to justify RH's own hardware certification.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Reassigning bugs from gdk (old RHN engineering Manager) to tsanders (current
RHN engineering manager)