How to get WPA-Support with NetworkManager?

Dan Williams dcbw at
Mon Jan 30 19:32:40 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 14:12 -0500, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 02:02:08PM -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
>  > > We need to lower the latency of getting patches like this into the Fedora kernel.
>  > > I'm toying with the idea of pulling in some of the -git trees directly.
>  > > If it's in a maintainers -git tree, chances are it's going to end up upstream
>  > > really soon, so I don't think this is diverging from our 'upstream first' policy,
>  > > but more.. taking a short-cut.
>  > 
>  > Yeah, I expect to send patches like this off to netdev-2.6/wireless-2.6
>  > first of course (which I've just done).  What's the usual lag time
>  > between when something is in netdev and then shows up in the upstream
>  > kernels?
> There's no real pattern to it., other than "whenever Jeff feels there's
> enough pending stuff, or some importnat bits turned up"
> The same is true for other maintainers too. Some of them sit on stuff and
> only push bits to Linus once per point release, which is a real pain if there's
> a small bugfix there that only a minority need, but the maintainer deemed
> 'not worth pushing again'.  And then there are the rock star maintainers that
> seem to push changes as soon as they come in. (or after a short spin in -mm)
>  > I think its about 1 - 2 weeks, depending.  Does that make the
>  > FC5 window?
> For this patch, I'll just merge it in todays build.

Any chance to grab the airo patch too?


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