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From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <lrodriguez@atheros.com>
To: Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Cc: Luis Rodriguez <Luis.Rodriguez@atheros.com>,
	"otus-devel@lists.madwifi-project.org" 
	<otus-devel@venema.h4ckr.net>,
	"linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org" <linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux-Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Johannes Berg <johannes@sipsolutions.net>
Subject: Re: Release of Atheros 802.11n USB Linux driver
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 04:11:03 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20081023111103.GB5979@tesla> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20081023062655.GA8039@kroah.com>

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 11:26:55PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:50:45PM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 07:04:17PM -0700, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> > > We would like to see our Atheros 802.11n USB Linux driver upstream
> > > however we need help with this so we are releasing our Atheros 11n USB
> > > Otus Linux driver under the ISC to the community. The goal is to work
> > > with the community to help move this forward upstream. We are hoping
> > > for community help and leadership on this (*cough*).
> >
> > Yeah!
> >
> > I'll grab this and put it in drivers/staging/ so it gets some users and
> > more developers to help out with it.
> 
> Ok, it seems to need some basic work to merely build properly on
> "modern" kernel versions.

Yeah, it works up to 2.6.24.

> So, how should we do this if I want to move it into staging?  Can I just
> take a snapshot of what you have in this repo, move it in-kernel, fix
> the build errors and apply that patch (as your contribution of course)?

That's the thing it needs Wireless Extension support for >= 2.6.24 so
that needs to be done. I can try to do it but first comes ath9k, hence
why we released it to engage with the community on adding that and to
eventually push it upstream.

> Then future development can go off of the in-kernel version?  Or do you
> plan to keep this git tree active somehow?

Yeah so the purpose of the git tree is to collect patches to allow users
to use it with >= 2.6.24, all other focus should be on an in-kernel
driver.

  Luis

  reply	other threads:[~2008-10-23 18:11 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-22  2:04 Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-22  6:50 ` Greg KH
2008-10-23  6:26   ` Greg KH
2008-10-23 11:11     ` Luis R. Rodriguez [this message]
2008-10-27 23:35       ` [otus-devel] " Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-28  0:29         ` Greg KH
2008-10-28  0:55           ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-28  5:56             ` Greg KH
2008-10-28 14:17             ` Joerg Albert
2008-10-28  5:54           ` Joey Krane
2008-10-28 13:24         ` Joerg Albert
2008-10-28 15:18           ` Greg KH
2008-10-22  8:28 ` Florian Fainelli
2008-10-22 16:13   ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-22 10:05 ` Michael Renzmann
2008-10-23 23:37 ` Luis R. Rodriguez
2008-10-24  6:28   ` [otus-devel] " Michael Renzmann
2008-10-24 13:41   ` Joerg Albert

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