[Madwifi-devel] Re: How to compile hostapd-0.4.6 and wpa_supplicant-0.4.6 for madwifi-ng (1314)

Kel Modderman kelrin at tpg.com.au
Sat Nov 12 04:23:45 EST 2005

Jouni Malinen wrote:

>On Wed, Nov 09, 2005 at 12:14:22PM -0300, Beat Meier wrote:
>>I send here all patches for madwifi-ng and wpa_supplicant-0.4.6 and 
>>hostapd-0.4.6 together.
>>With this patches it is possible to compile a working 
>>wpa_supplicant/hostapd for madwifi-ng release 1314.
>Thanks again. I ended up doing this a bit differently so that users do
>not need to configure madwifi-ng vs. madwifi-old in .config. In other
>words, this is selected automatically based on the defined ioctls. One
>will still need to build hostapd/wpa_supplicant separately for
>madwifi-ng and madwifi-old, i.e., the automatic detection is build time
Hi Jouni,

This is great news!

However, this method has a distinct disadvantage for binary 
distributions; a new wpasupplicant that works with madwifi-ng will not 
be backwards compatible with users still happy with the old madwifi, as 
it seems that you will support one or the other but not both at once.

Is it too much of a burden on you to support multiple madwifi versions 
at once?

Suggestions on howto handle this situation for maintainers of 
wpa_supplicant for various binary distributions?

Thanks, Kel.

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