[ltp] Re: Bug#565789: say what the current Thinkpad BIOS/Firmware should be

linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 14:16:57 +0800

>>>>> "H" == Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:

H> The version the driver thinks you should use is the latest that was
H> available when I wasted a few hours tracking them all.

Yes, but in addition to giving the message
"Your version 1234 is out of date".

You need to say "we believe the current version is 1236".

And you need to say "this is based on information from
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/BIOS_Upgrade ".

Or else each user
1. Will spend even more hours than the ones you mentioned, trying to track
down what you are warning him about. He will end up all over the
www-30xx.ibm.com site in a mess.
2. He will be unable to write down on paper "don't worry about 1236. It's
only some BIOS password enhancements, and since I don't use password on
the BIOS, I can ignore that (and not risk flashing into a
paperweight.) -- as he can't tell if you are warning him about 1236 or
1237 or what. The only other option would be downloading the whole Debian Linux
source just to find the one line you are checking against.
3. Perhaps consider allowing the user to put the BIOS etc. numbers he is
happy with in some file that could be checked, so he could say "don't
warn me about anything up thru 1238 (even though he really has only 1236