[patch] remove wireless support
penwan at rpi.edu
Tue Jun 1 14:40:05 PDT 2004
Robert Love wrote:
>So if we are not going to allow writable properties, the wireless stuff
>does not make sense, because we end up with the "apps use HAL to read
>the properties and iwlib to write them" mess, which is just plain silly.
>So the logical conclusion is to remove wireless support from HAL.
>Applications and libraries should use HAL for device discovery and basic
>information and iwlib for device manipulation. Ideally, someday, iwlib
>could be HALified.
>Joe has (reluctantly) agreed. I am not sure if he can bring himself to
>remove the code, so here I go (myself being less attached in the
>paternal sense). The wireless stuff was really nice, but it just does
>not make sense in the New World Order.
>David, Joe, sign off?
> Robert Love
You guys have the final say, but I would disagree with removing it. It
still provides some convenient information to application developers.
For example, letting them know that a wireless device does in fact exist
and that a particular network device is wireless so that the program can
properly configure it (using iwlib, etc.).
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