rawhide report: 20060103 changes

Pete Zaitcev zaitcev at redhat.com
Tue Jan 3 20:17:52 UTC 2006

On Tue, 03 Jan 2006 12:06:59 +0100, Arjan van de Ven <arjan at fenrus.demon.nl> wrote:

> > The Broadcom is considered a shoe-in for upstream because it uses
> > the softmac. And who else does? 
> most other wireless is now using, or is moving to using the bscape layer
> instead. Sure bscape needs a bit of work to layer on top of the existing
> ieee80211 layer (like softmac does), but for me it sure isn't clear
> softmac will win in the end. Heck even the broadcom driver is ported to
> bscape too!

Yes, there are partisans on every side, and we throw our weight behind
softmac for the time being.

I hope that it was thought out well between DaveJ, dwmw2, and jgarzik,
because it may be a mistake, like you said. The question is, how probable.
I have to say, I am not familiar with the code yet enough to know how
different softmac and devicescape are.

Thanks for not proposing the inclusion of madwifi at least...

Something had to be done. I say, just include one, no matter which.
I am sick of the uncertainty and external modules.

-- Pete

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