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 From:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 To:  Punky <punkytse at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] New concept/architecture: "m0n0AP" preview
 Date:  Tue, 17 Jul 2007 19:37:10 +0200
Hi Punky,

On 16.07.2007, at 03:56, Punky wrote:

> I had been looking at the codes these weeks and had made some
> modification to build it on Linux as well.  As I read the code and I
> understand that the new architecture is so modulized so that getting
> Linux support is easy.  I would like to let you know that I am going
> to work on Linux support and is willing to contribute the code.  What
> is your view on it and are you going to accept any patch for Linux
> support?  We may discuss this off-list.

First of all, congratulations - I'm glad to hear you were able to get  
m0n0cored and the modules to run under Linux!

Now, about m0n0AP - personally, I don't plan on doing any development  
or maintenance on the current version at this time. It (hopefully)  
works pretty well for a first release, but the ultimate goal of  
course wasn't to create only wireless AP software, but a foundation  
for a future version of m0n0wall.

It's pretty obvious that with the new concept, a lot of effort would  
be required to port all the current functionality of m0n0wall, and  
I'm not sure whether it would be worthwhile, nor do I have the  
motivation to attempt it myself. Also, feedback on m0n0AP on this  
mailing list was sparse, to say the least.

There is of course still the possibility for somebody else (you? ;)  
to tackle this, or for other projects to make use of m0n0core/m0n0AP  
code. Perhaps a Linux-based m0n0AP would offer more in terms of  
functionality and hardware support than with the current FreeBSD base  
system, or maybe you can use something out of m0n0AP for Voyage Linux.

In any case, I encourage you to release the modifications/patch that  
makes m0n0cored work under Linux - someone else might find it useful.

Regards,

Manuel