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SubjectRe: [Madwifi-devel] ANNOUNCE: SFLC helps developers assessar5k (enabling free Atheros HAL)
On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 02:39:01PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 14:21 -0500, John W. Linville wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 07:42:14PM +0100, Michael Buesch wrote:
>
> I said it before, and it's worth repeating. Dissolving HAL in the
> sources is easy. It's just a matter of moving functions around without
> serious chances of breaking anything as long as the source compiles.
> The whole "HAL-based architecture" can be reshuffled and eliminated by
> one person in a few days.
>
> Making things work properly takes years. That's what MadWifi has been
> working on for a long time, using contributions and bug reports from
> scores of users and developers.
>
> Rejecting MadWifi because it's HAL based is like throwing away a diamond
> ring because it's too narrow.

I completely agree. The approach we are taking with dadwifi[1] is to
use much of the existing code from madwifi and port it to the d80211
stack. Today dadwifi works in monitor, sta and ap mode.

-David


[1] http://madwifi.org/wiki/DadWifi

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> Pavel Roskin
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