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 From:  "Bruce A. Mah" <bmah at acm dot org>
 To:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  "Mitch (WebCob)" <mitch at webcob dot com>, Roy Walker <rwalker at miracomnetwork dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] 1.2 Wireless support
 Date:  Tue, 24 Aug 2004 21:57:12 -0700
[Grrr...sent this before I was finished writing...]

On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 10:44, Manuel Kasper wrote:
> On 24.08.2004 10:29 -0700, Mitch (WebCob) wrote:
> 
> > I think the idea has some merit - not sure what Manuel's thought
> > are?
> 
> It's simple: as long as the box to the right on
> http://www.freebsd.org still says "Production Release: 4.x", I don't
> think we'll switch. I've burned my fingers with 5.x before, and I'm
> simply not convinced that it's as reliable as 4.x yet.

So if I go and change the Web page, you'll switch?  :-)

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revision 1.46
date: 2003/01/19 16:11:24;  author: bmah;  state: Exp;  lines: +14 -4
Add support in the Web site for the concept of two releases that may
both be considered "current".
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FWIW, I don't visualize a mass exodus of users from 4.X to 5.3 on the
day it's released.  In fact, there'll be a 4.11 release sometime
after 5.3.

> Besides, there's not so much more hardware support in 5.x anyway
> (agreed, ath(4) would be nice) - for example, AFAIR the USB 802.11g
> support mentioned is not part of FreeBSD 5, but a separate
> independent project - too much of those, and the m0n0wall kernel (and
> userland) ends up being a patchwork. I'd prefer to use only what The
> FreeBSD Project offers in terms of kernel drivers...

ndis(4) might be useful to some, but integrating support for it
would be a real bear.

Bruce.
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