Re: Proposal: remove support for non-scanning wireless drivers in 0.7?

On Mon, 2006-12-11 at 22:16 -0500, Dan Williams wrote:
> Hi,
> Would anyone be terribly offended if support for non-scanning drivers
> got removed for the next major version of NetworkManager?  I can't think
> of any driver of consequence [1] right now that doesn't support
> scanning, since Orinoco got scanning upstream in the kernel around
> 2.6.12.  I think we can expect any wireless card and driver you put into
> a modern Linux system to support wireless scanning.  The benefits are
> removal of a bunch of code and cleanups of the logic inside
> NetworkManager for scanning and connection handling.

If I understand you correctly, you would like to remove from NM all
"extra" code that exists to support wireless scanning, via direct driver
interrogation, leaving only core code that relies on kernel
functionality.  If so, that makes sense to me.  I would support that.

-Jim P.

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