Re: is anyone actually still using WiMAX

Am 10.02.2015 um 15:53 schrieb Dan Winship:
While taking cheap potshots at WiMAX during, we started
wonder whether anyone would care (or even notice) if we dropped support
for it in NM 1.2, given that:

  - WiMAX seems to be a dying technology

  - the Intel WiMAX driver for Linux has never worked very well, and
    the SDK appears to no longer be supported

  - NM's WiMAX support requires a hacked up version of the Intel
    WiMAX SDK that supports libnl3, which exists only in a git
    repository whose location has never been terribly well
    advertised, suggesting most distros probably don't build it

  - Fedora dropped it a few releases back and there was no uproar

Of course this would not affect people using WiMAX via external hotspots
(assuming such people and hotspots still exist).

Debian (and Ubuntu) never enabled WiMAX support in our packages. I don't
have plans to enable it in our Debian packages either.
So from my PoV, feel free to drop WiMAX support.


Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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