[PATCH] Allow wpa_supplicant to use libnl-2.0

Jon Loeliger jdl
Thu Jul 2 09:21:21 PDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 18:40 +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 10:02:57AM -0500, Jon Loeliger wrote:
> > Introduce CONFIG_LIBNL20 .config parameter and propogate
> > that as a CFLAG in the Makefile.
> > 
> > Add forward-compatibility code to allow the existing code
> > to also use libnl-2.0.
> Thanks. I don't think libnl 2.0 has been released

As far as I know, it has not yet been officially released.
The libnl 1.1 release, though, was about 18 months ago.
I'm hoping we've made some improvements in the library since then! :-)

> and the snapshot
> versions after 1.1 are known to have changed the API in incompatible
> ways,

So, hostapd, though it has the options in its build, doesn't work?

>  so I do not have much interest in tracking this before a real
> release is available.

Sorry, but this reads strangely to me.  It sounds to me like
you (we) are not interested in doing development work towards
the next release so that it might be ready when that release
happens.  Is that right?

>  I'm not aware of any need for the 2.0 snapshots at
> this point, i.e., 1.1 release should cover all needs for wpa_supplicant
> and hostapd.

I have other needs in my system to keep up to date with
the head of the wireless development efforts.  But that
could be just me. :-)

> >  This patch applies to:
> >     git://w1.fi/srv/git/hostap-06.git
> All changes to wpa_supplicant/hostapd need to go through hostap.git
> repository first and then be merged into hostap-06.git should they be
> considered important for the stable branch. I did not yet look at
> whether this would apply to hostap.git as-is, but can do so at some
> point if needed.

OK, so this was very confusing to me.  Yes, I've seen the
release graph on w1.fi, and I've browsed the two hostap.git
and hostap-06.git code bases.  Because the 6.8 and 6.9 tags
are not present in the hostap.git repo, I incorrectly decided
that hostap.git was lagging behind the hostap-06.git.

If hostap.git is the current development head, I'll rebase
my patch for that repo!


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