[arch-dev-public] [signoff] wpa_supplicant 0.6.8-1
thomas at archlinux.org
Sat Feb 28 15:06:30 EST 2009
Thomas Bächler schrieb:
> wpa_supplicant declared the 0.6 branch as stable, changes compared to
> the old version are:
> - Disabled prism54, hostap, madwifi and IPW drivers, these should all be
> obsolete and work with the "wext" driver. If any problems occur, I can
> enable them again, but I think having only wext is enough.
> - Enabled the new nl80211 driver. This has additional features over the
> wext driver, like setting the country code (this driver currently only
> works with compat-wireless or maybe 2.6.29 release candidates)
> - Enabled readline support for wpa_cli
> - Enabled WPS (WiFi protected setup), I don't know if anyone really
> wants that, but it is there now.
> wpa_supplicant_gui has also been considerably improved.
> Please sign off.
Pierre noted that this version removes the "-w" option and thus breaks
netcfg. We need to patch netcfg to not use the -w option. James, can you
put an updated version to testing?
I also noticed I accidently built this with support for "atmel" and
"ndiswrapper" drivers, which are probably also obsolete. The wext driver
should at least cover ndiswrapper support.
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