Atheros HAL source released
To quote from the
madwifi project news itesm,
``Sam Leffler, maintainer of the binary HAL that is also used in MadWifi releases, has released the source code for his HAL variant under ISC license. It is available through a
(web interface), which is also be used actively for development and further improvements.
In his announcement, Sam states:
Coincident with the release of this code I have concluded my agreement with Atheros whereby I had access to information about their devices. This means that in the future all fixes, updates for new chips, etc. will need to be a community effort. Atheros states the Linux platform will be the reference public code base so folks wanting to add support for other platforms will have to scrape the information from there.
"Linux platform" refers to ath5k and ath9k. Interested parties are advised to attend the
ath9k-devel mailing lists. These lists may be also used to ask general questions about the chipsets supported by the respective drivers. ''
I guess we can look forward to the day when this is integrated into
NetBSD. Note that the named Subversion repository is hosted by
the FreeBSD project, so I guess this won't be off too far until
we see a source-based driver for the Atheros based WiFi cards.
[Tags: ath, atheros, hal]