Completely agreed. I just ask that you just stop spreading FUD about the other alternatives. As I’ve requested multiple times before: If you have an actual example of something not working, then please provide the details so we can fix it. If you cannot provide such examples then I’ll assume there are none. I do not see any alternatives. Do you?
This is very obvious to me, but I understand that it isn’t necessarily so to everyone else:
Different users have different needs. Some of them won’t know what to do with a tool set.
There are a number of end users asking questions in this forum which don’t work as embedded system integrators. Most of them are simply interested in getting an Internet connection up and running. Sometimes on a Linux desktop or an OpenWrt system. They ask here because they happen to own a Sierra Wireless modem, but that’s really irrelevant (except that it greatly increases the chances of success). I understand that you cannot support other software, and that these users probably don’t even qualify as customers of Sierra Wireless, as they most likely got their modem from some laptop vendor which is supposed to be handling all support. But anyway, they ask here and they get answers.
Pointing such users in the direction of your supported software is counter-productive. The QMI SDK is a great tool kit for the embedded system integrators. But it is a tool kit, and using it requires either some prior knowlegde or paid support, or both. The group of users I’m talking about have neither. Refusing to recognize that, and continuing to treat everyone as if they’re designing an embedded system, is not really helpful.
The best advice to anyone wanting to use a Sierra Wireless modem on Linux desktop system is to install ModemManager and NetworkManager from their distro. Anything else is a waste of time unless they have a special interest in building their own stuff from scratch.
Note that I don’t imply that there is something wrong with the QMI SDK. It does exactly what it is supposed to do., for the users it is targeted towards.