Discontinuation of Linux 2.2.x and old wireless extensions

Vic Berdin sndbeat
Mon Apr 14 22:29:02 PDT 2003

On 2.2.x:

Most of my projects are deployed on embedded hardware.
I don't know about the others, but I personally find
2.2.x much easier to fit in most embedded systems. And
in most cases, 2.2.x already suffices such embedded
This announcement surely adds up to the presure that I
upgrade to 2.4. :o(

Message: 10
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 19:58:15 -0700
From: Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>
To: hostap at shmoo.com
Subject: Discontinuation of Linux 2.2.x and old
wireless extensions 

I'm considering of dropping support for Linux 2.2.x
and old wireless
extensions support from the future releases of Host AP
driver. My
current plan is to first release at least one version
(v0.0.2) as a bug
fix release for v0.0.1. After that, I would clean up
the driver source
code by removing all backwards compatibility
definitions and release
this as v0.1.0. If any major bugs are found in v0.0.2,
I could consider
releasing other 0.0.x versions as bug fix releases,
but these would not
be getting any new features.

If you think that support for old versions should not
be removed from
the Host AP driver, now would be a good time to make
this known. Please
include some justification for this and do note that
maintaining this
backwards compatibility code and testing old versions
is taking
considerable (and increasing) amount of my time and
this will be away
from developing new features or working on stability
of the driver, 
You can of course continue using v0.0.x releases of
the driver with
older Linux versions; you would just not be getting
new features from
the versions I release.

Jouni Malinen                                         
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