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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: rt2500 wireless chip support ?
 Date:  Sat, 26 Feb 2005 12:12:53 -0500
On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 11:56:13 -0500, Jesse Guardiani <jesse at wingnet dot net> wrote:
> 
> But it's not part of the base system yet, so it's not supported by
> m0n0wall at the moment. Damien's index page indicates that he plans
> to commit support in FreeBSD 6.x once the OpenBSD support is stable.
> He says on February 16, 2005: "It is at a very early development
> stage though so it is very likely that it won't work for you."
> 
> Manuel, what are your thoughts on non base system drivers like this?
> Will you be willing to include support for them in the default m0n0wall
> builds if someone does the work, or will you only support them with
> the unsupported module system?
> 

I don't speak for Manuel or pretend to on the mailing list, but from
things in the past, he doesn't like to add in things that don't work
properly the vast majority of the time.  Sounds like this would be
right up that alley.  If the driver for this card in 6 can be easily
MFC'ed and are stable, it might be feasible.

On another note, and probably a similar situation, FreeBSD's "Project
Evil" that allows you to use Windows network drivers for cards on
FreeBSD would be an interesting addition if it would work reliably. 
Though on m0n0wall, it's probably not really feasible, given the way
the filesystem works.

-Chris