RealTek Driver for Bionic and Above

I am a bit annoyed that these drivers aren’t in the official repository or a launchpad PPA. Not being able to integrate the driver into kernel updates is frustrating to an enormous degree. I don’t want to have to lock down my kernel just to get my wifi stable. Is there any word on when Ubuntu will recognize these cards natively? I mean, it recognizes Bluetooth immediately. Not a problem on my desktop, but carrying around a USB for my laptop is just a recipe for losing it or it breaking off.

I’m not saying the current drivers don’t work…. just that they’re a total PITA.