rawhide report: 20060103 changes

Arjan van de Ven arjan at fenrus.demon.nl
Tue Jan 3 09:24:50 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 04:22 -0500, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 10:12 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 10:02 +0100, dragoran wrote:
> > > and having it in rawhide would help it.
> > > native wlan drivers are rare and having more off them won't hurt (no 
> > > ndiswrapper etc.) ;)
> > 
> > they're not THAT rare; there's drivers as well for the atheros chips,
> > for the rx chips etc etc.  I'm the first to say that that work needs
> > applauding and support. But why do only one and not all?
> For the most part they (madwifi etc.)

I don't count madwifi since it's not open source. I'm talking about the
reverse engineered driver instead.

> already work. The BC43xx driver is
> another matter. And it's getting easier and easier to find a laptop that
> has a BC43xx chip, so having the driver work is a *huge* help.

Atheros is also very popular.

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