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Re: Bug#221709: ITP: at76c503a-source -- at76c503a driver source

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 07:04:45PM +0100, Guido Guenther wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : at76c503a-source
>   Version         : 0.11.beta5
> * URL             : Oliver Kurth <oku at masqmail dot cx>
> * License         : GPL
>   Description     : at76c503a driver source

That is my email addrss in the URL field... not the site to
download. It is really
My name is correct for upstream, but you should also add Joerg Albert.

>  .
>  Alternative driver for the Atmel AT76C503A based USB WLAN adapters. This driver
>  is for linux kernel versions 2.4.X.
>  .
>  Currently, the driver has some limitations:
>     * no promiscous, monitor or station mode and no support for libpcap, i.e.
>       it does not work with Kismet or Airsnort and it cannot act as an WLAN
>       access point. This is a restriction imposed by the current firmware.
>     * The firmware for Intersil radios is old (Atmel doesn't update it anymore)
>       and has more restrictions.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: testing/unstable
> Architecture: powerpc
> Kernel: Linux bogon 2.4.23-pre5-ben0-bogon #1 Mon Nov 17 15:45:41 CET 2003 ppc
> Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

I already filed an ITP for it, but I did not yet package it, for lack of time.
It would be nice if I can work as co-maintainer for this package.

There may also be issues with the firmware: the source is /not/ GPL'ed, but the
hex files from Atmel are. I am not sure if this is possible, and if it is a problem
for Debian to get it into main.


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