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Re: Fedora 7 Final testing

On Thu, 2007-05-24 at 13:25 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> On 5/23/07, Will Woods <wwoods redhat com> wrote:
> > Furthermore, if you've got iwlwifi (Intel 3945 wireless) hardware,
> > please update your system and let us know how it works.
> >
> If you can see my bug:
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=240116
> I have some really strange wireless behavior!
> For me out-of-the-box fedora 7 wireless experience is terrible. I know
> enough to make it work, but for standard users this is a really
> serious but and makes their onboard wireless useless when using fedora
> 7!
> Please fix this bug, upstream or locally... I'm willing to help kill
> this bug :) also to test it and give you feedback.

Yeah, iwl3945 still isn't as stable as we'd like. We're working really
hard on it - linville is keeping us as close to upstream as possible and
*vigorously* chases all the iwl3945 bugs. Also, they're trying to get
the driver into the mainstream kernel now, so it's currently getting a
lot of peer review. The upstream maintainers are pretty responsive, but
it's their hardware, they've got the specs.. so the driver quality is
pretty much up to them. 

So - between patient, diligent testers like you, our fearless (and
sleep-deprived) kernel maintainers, and the upstream folks - iwlwifi
should be shaping up very, very quickly.

Unfortunately, I can't guarantee it'll be 100% stable for everyone by
the initial release of Fedora 7. But it works for a lot of people and,
if nothing else, it'll get *way* better in post-F7 updates. And the old
driver's still available if you need it.

It's not the ideal situation, but it's the best we can get right now.


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