hostapd/wpa_supplicant versioning

Wei Gao wgao at
Tue Apr 16 13:39:01 EDT 2013

Hi Dan,

Thanks a lot for the clarification.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Williams [mailto:dcbw at] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:15 AM
To: Wei Gao
Cc: hostap at
Subject: Re: hostapd/wpa_supplicant versioning

On Mon, 2013-04-15 at 23:37 +0000, Wei Gao wrote:
> Hi,
> Could somebody (if not Jouni) help clarify the versioning of hostapd/wpa_supplicant:
> 1.       In Andriod 4.x open source download, there are two versions of wpa_supplicant: wpa_supplicant_6 and wpa_supplicant_8. What are version numbers for them, 0.6 and 0.8 or 6 and 8? Are they Google's own wpa_supplicant versions, so totally separate from the official hostap/wpa_supplicant?

They are google's own versions.  Official upstream wpa_supplicant releases include 0.7.3, 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, etc.

> 2.       How do these two Andriod wpa_supplicants roughly match to the official versions shown in the hostapd release graph (

I'd bet that _6 == 0.6.x and _8 == 0.8.x, except that 0.8.x was renamed to wpa_supplicant 1.0 before it was released.  So _8 is likely a snapshot from before wpa_supplicant 1.0.


> Thanks,
> Wei Gao
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