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Re: d80211 and iwlwifi



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.

> 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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