Thursday, 19 August 2010

Fingerprint readers: new substitute maintainer

Another week, another hardware enablement project. I'm now the official substitute maintainer for libfprint, the fingerprint reader library, and we just had a new release!

If you have a newer Thinkpad, with the UPEK Eikon II reader, grab the latest version, and don't forget to apply this patch to the control-center, or the enrolling UI will look bizarre.

All those bug fixes and new versions coming to a Fedora update shortly.

3 comments:

eeejay said...

Glad to see this moving forward!

I currently have a useless metallic strip on my Thinkpad X301. It's a Authentec 2810, I'll file a bug once bugzilla is up.

Anonymous said...

I've got Authentec 2810 too. I'm willing to help to make it working.

hadess said...

I'm afraid that support for the Authentec 2810 won't happen unless somebody reverse engineers the protocol for it. You can see some (old) discussions about it on the fprint mailing-list.