Eagle Usb Team
This page is dedicated to all contributors to eagle-usb driver. If you want to contribute see the forum and put a message at the bottom.
The eagle-usb driver is developed by some peoples that communicate informally (I do not remember meeting anyone elsewhere than on internet ;-) ).
The "movement" has been created in France thanks / despite Sagem fast800 being distributed by Free Adsl ISP in November 2002 and supporting (poorly ?) linux (at best).
The chance (?) we had is that firmware, DSPcode and driver are GPL thanks to Analog
A mailing list was created that evolved towards what you know today : enjoyed developers, a working driver for linux
and people who spend some of their free time to make it work (better) !
The eagle-usb driver now works for kernel-2.6.x and is integrated in some distributions of GNU/Linux.
We realize the chance we have in the world of drivers : being GPL means it works for most of us with Linux and other OS.
It can work better if :
- Analog contributes (Ikanos now): we need documentation to enhance the driver (and understand modem's firmware and DSP code) see Dev:RequirementsEagleUsbGPL (interwiki) and Atm:DocEagle4 (interwiki)
- Sagem / Comtrend / US Robotic : tell us where they distribute their modem so that we can adapt to other countries
- ISP recognize the driver and put it on CD for users-sake and give us the appropriate parameters to configure it automatically with their technical configuration
- people contribute to identify their requirements, here is a small list of functionalities
- distributions include the driver : that's ok for Mandriva Linux, IPCop, Knoppix & derived (Kaella, ...), Nasgaia, DSL, Ubuntu, ... (just add your name at the end of this list, giving an URL if you want)
- user support is satisfying : that's not just a linux driver, that's access to the internet, the first step to upgrade your system. That means it must work from the start.
- supported users are happy : they receive appropriate support and can pursue their discovery of GNU/Linux...
- Localization is achieved through willing people who identify their ISP for us (we cannot test...) and translate anything we provide
By order of appearance (more or less)...
- CC also known as Christian Casteyde first contributed in November 2002 to debugging this driver furnished "as is" by sagem and still contributes with humor, he is happy now being "dégroupé" and occupied plenty of time with YAGIL
- sco35 made a reality of eagle-usb web site on the 16th of January 2003 for user support of the driver, we have no news from him since october 2003, we'd be happy to hear of him !
- sleeper aka FrederickRos has worked since january 2003 as current lead developer and packager for Gentoo
- Tux aka OlivierBorowski arrived in January 2003 as well (before sleeper in fact) current lead developer for integration scripts and packager for Mandrake, mad tester of distributions : Suse, Red Hat, Slackware, you name it...
- baud123 aka BenoitAudouard arrived lately in June 2003 then began to contribute to the forum by August and soon became the webadmin, replacing sco35. He contributed to eaglediag script to diagnose problems and identify them, and accompanied developements with a wiki for documentation and integration into Mandrakelinux 10
- mcoolive aka Cyril Olivier Martin joined the team to enhance debian support in installation scripts and compliancy with standards, even though he is quite maniac about sed ;-) to the point it's not readable
- Lef68 adapted and tested the driver in order to make it work on Mac / PPC
- nauj27, Alberto Santamaría and retux adapted it for the spanish ISP and have an active user documentation and support forum at http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/adslusb/ and http://foro.eagle-usb.org
- xenomorph, drunkeneye and hol.sten adapted it to the AT-AR210 modems for Germany and have an active user support forum at http://foren.eagle-usb.org/
- ageforce offered us the eagle-usb.org domain, free gift from a satisfied user ;-)
- twoface aka Jérôme Marant made first user-friendly config interfaces that gave us good ideas & contributed to making us known (a bit) by Sagem, fulfilling at that time a good mission ;-)
- Ludovic Auroux contributed a patch to take into account Sagem Fast 800 E3, making effective the strength of GPL and the beginning of informal contacts with Sagem & ADI
- matthieu_castet : proposed a patch to used ppp-atm in the kernel, we'll see how and when we can implement it. Proposed also patchs to use firmware loader from kernel and finally made a version using bsd driver ueagle and usb-atm library : ueagle-atm.
- Staszek aka Stanislaw Gruszka has become an early contributer to ueagle-atm, he helps a lot to push the driver into the kernel and is contributing as well to usbatm
- Farinam Farahmand worked for ADI and stayed with Ikanos (which bought ADSL activities) to develop a Linux driver for eagle4 chipset
- mcoolive is the current packager for debian
- sleeper prefers Gentoo
- Tux has learnt rpm with Mandrake
- Pat verifies that the rpm works on fedora core
- lolando aka Roland Mas was the former debian packager
- migus aka Pierre Machard helps us to include the debian package in debian and is mcoolive's mentor till he become a *real* debian dev ;-)
You're welcome for integration of the eagle-usb driver in any distribution, that's the power of GPL : just publish your source - and how you did it - on the eagledev
- Gesp aka Gilles Espinasse is a master at discovering new (and old) modems that may work with eagle-usb driver, he is a regular contributor to IPCop too
- FrankJ suggested adding an online Faq which was quickly followed by a Faq dedicated wiki and xml extracts for documentation sake
- Jack comes with his expertise regularly on the forum, always and often cute answers
- DidierSpaier has become moderator, he is didactic for the newbie and contributed to Mandrake 10, now he is happy with his Freebox ;-) thanks for all time spent !!
- EmmanuelYves has contributed to ModemConnect that enables non root people to initiate a connection (graphically, well... that's a clickodrome)
- Naro has contributed to our documentation for Debian, he is welcome on the forum on spare time ;-)
- skitt2 made the first documentation and is still contributing though underground, welcome back to the forum please !
Those are free willing people that found their way to our forum and asked for help at first. Now they contribute to translating what we do (it's always better for the newbie to have it in his/her own language)
Many thanks (not that suficient) go to :
As you all know, nobody (all the more developers) is willing to write documentation ! That's forgetting that "written once, used many" (useful for many).
Some wikis are available for contribution (do not hesitate) : your problem is the problem of someone else, your solution may be very
useful to many, that's the way a community works !
We may achieve Dev:DevCommunDriverUsbADSL (interwiki)
I want to contribute
Just subscribe to the mailing list on gna and tell us what you want to do. You're welcome.
You can contribute on the forum : once it works for you, well others may have exactly
the same difficulty : just explain them how to cope with it, you'll make someone happy, that's your only reward, you deserve it ;-)
Documentation is a plea for many GPL projects : your chance is to contribute to what already exists
You may have found an URL of interest for us : just put it on FaqLinks
using the edit link (or double-clicking)
Your remarks are welcome hereafter, we'll do our best to answer
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