Re: Release of Atheros 802.11n USB Linux driver

From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Thu Oct 23 2008 - 14:11:29 EST

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

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