The final wireless extension?
Posted Oct 5, 2006 14:02 UTC (Thu) by pizza
Parent article: The final wireless extension?
It's not just WirelessTools, Jean has also been coordinating this API change with nearly every application and driver that speaks WE. He got all affected parties on-board.
The sad thing is that his libwext stuff transparently handles all of this stuff, and if more people used it, this wouldn't have been a problem..
This problem is going to bite linux-wireless many more times in the future, given how fast the wireless world changes. There's going to be a LOT of backwards-compatiblity cruft in the kernel as the 802.11 standards continue to evolve -- it's not just "API" changes, but behaivoral changes too, and that's where the real pain lies.
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