hostap-1.0-rc3 update

Dan Williams dcbw
Wed Feb 15 19:12:17 PST 2012

On Thu, 2012-02-16 at 01:18 +0200, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 06:16:11AM +1000, Kel Modderman wrote:
> > Are these release candidates going to be formally released for testing or
> > only tagged in git as development milestones?
> In the past, I have not really seen any significant testing of
> pre-release builds regardless of whether they have been just tags or
> release tarballs and I'm not sure whether there would really expect
> that to be any different now.

I'm pushing them into Fedora 17 and Rawhide (what will be F18) pretty
agressively (for once) which is what brought up that nl80211 global init
failure thing.  When rc3 is released I'll push that too for more


> > Bjarke Istrup Pedersen asked the same question on the 02/02/2012 without
> > answer and I think other distribution maintainers of hostap software could
> > benefit to know also. For myself, I have to see how the hostap release fits
> > into the Debian/Ubuntu cycle, and the lack of end user testing of release
> > candidates make me a bit more nervous than usual.
> The exact snapshot of the rc1 or rc2 have probably not received much end
> user testing and I'm not really expecting any of these release
> candidates really to get much such testing. However, various snapshots
> from hostap.git over the last six months have been used in large numbers
> of end user products, i.e., have went through release testing by
> multiple companies and are in the hands of end users now. Sure, these
> are not completely identical to what is in hostap-1.git at the moment,
> but there are some very similar snapshots that have went through
> significant testing.
> What kind of criteria do you have for release testing for Debian/Ubuntu
> purposes?

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