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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.


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