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SubjectRe: State of the Union: Wireless
On Wed, Jan 11, 2006 at 08:37:32PM +0000, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> > > Like the OSS/Alsa or XFree3.x/XFree4.x situations.
> >
> > And OSS/ALSA is an example why this is not a good thing:
> > - OSS in the kernel is unmaintained
> > - people forced to use OSS drivers can't use applications only
> > supporting ALSA
>
> Well, it is different. Current ieee80211 stack is going to be
> maintained by Intel -- because they need it for their hw.
> And it will be very easy to find maintainer for the new stack...
>
> So we already have two-stack situation here.

No, ieee80211 has always been intended for use by all drivers.
Read the archives... there have been a few efforts to start merging
HostAP and ieee80211 code, and further efforts exist out of tree that
add softmac support.

Remember Linux's maxim: do what you must, and no more.

That implies that new users SHOULD update ieee80211 for their needs.

Jeff



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