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Re: d80211 and iwlwifi



On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 06:54 +0100, Tanguy Eric wrote:
> Le samedi 24 février 2007 à 21:35 -0500, John W. Linville a écrit :
> > On Sat, Feb 24, 2007 at 11:18:40PM +0100, Tanguy Eric wrote:
> > > Le samedi 24 février 2007 à 21:56 +0000, Mike Cohler a écrit :
> > > > I hope this is not a repeat question but is it planned to have d80211
> > > > and iwlwifi in the F7 release?
> > > > 
> > > > If so is it planned to put these into updates for FC6 at some point?
> > > > 
> > > For the d80211 stack it will be in the kernel when it will be ready but
> > 
> > It is in rawhide as of today, and it should be upstream in -mm soon.
> > 
> > > if i remember well there was 2 stacks, one from intel and an other one.
> > 
> > I think you are confused by the fact that Intel is packaging a
> > snapshot of the stack to enable their driver on older kernels.
> > This should not be necessary for us.
> 
> Thanks for the explanation. Will these kernels be available for fc-6 ?
> These kernels contains the free ralink driver rt2x00 ?

I'd hope d80211 and the associated drivers are _not_ shipped for FC6
(unless in testing) until they have settled down quite a bit.  They
still have quite a lot of maturing to do.

Dan

> > 
> > > I heard something soon because i heard for 2.6.21 but i'm not sure.
> > > Dave, have you got news about this ?
> > > Concerning iwlwifi, i think it will be a license problem so not in
> > > fedora but maybe in an other repo.
> > 
> > The iwlwifi driver is the new version, that does _not_ require binary
> > userland bits.  There should be no licensing issue with the driver in
> > Fedora.  I'm not 100% sure what the firmware license will be, but that
> > shouldn't be significantly different from the current ipw2x00 drivers.
> > 
> > Hth!
> > 
> > John
> > -- 
> > John W. Linville
> > linville redhat com
> > 
> 


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