Package: wnpp Owner: "Stefan Lippers-Hollmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Severity: wishlist X-Debbugs-CC: Rene Engelhard <email@example.com> * Package name : openfwwf Version : 5.1 Upstream Author : Lorenzo Nava <firstname.lastname@example.org> Francesco Gringoli <email@example.com> Michael Buesch <firstname.lastname@example.org> University of Brescia * URL : http://www.ing.unibs.it/openfwwf/ * License : GPL-2 Programming Lang: assembler (b43-asm) Description : Open firmware for Broadcom BCM43xx (b43) wlan devices This package contains the open source firmware alternative for Broadcom AirForce BCM43xx wireless lan chipsets, which can be used in combination with the in-kernel b43 module of kernel 2.6.30 or above. . Known supported boards: * BCM4306 * BCM4311/1 * BCM4318 * BCM4320 This package build-depends on b43-asm, which is the required assembler to build the binary microcode for Broadcom AirForce BCM43xx wlan chipsets with a core revision >= 5. OpenFWWF in this packaging form requires kernel >=2.6.30 (current wireless-testing) to function without further changes, as the following commit is required to look for the firmware at /etc/modprobe.d/openfwwf/ (and to disable hardware encryption automatically). Testing on kernel >= 2.6.25 should succeed by symlinking /lib/firmware/b43/ to /lib/firmware/b43-open/ (attention, this would clash with b43-fwcutter!) and adding "options b43 nohwcrypt=1 qos=0" to /etc/modprobe.d/openfwwf. A preliminary packaging (tested with BCM4306 and a patched kernel 2.6.28) can be found at: Vcs-Svn: svn://svn.berlios.de/fullstory/openfwwf/trunk Vcs-Browser: http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/fullstory/openfwwf/trunk/ http://svn.berlios.de/wsvn/fullstory/openfwwf/trunk/ Given that the development of OpenFWWF is currently very active, team maintenance would be ideal and moving the project to alioth or adding additional developers to the current subversion repository should be considered. CC'ing the b43-fwcutter maintainer as requested. The following information explains the current limitations of OpenFWWF and their influence on the packaging. http://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/fullstory/openfwwf/trunk/debian/README.Debian Regards Stefan Lippers-Hollmann  http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/linville/wireless-testing.git;a=commitdiff;h=0faa1094b4f6bae7705d845fee87a1b4a3501178 From: Michael Buesch <email@example.com> Subject: b43: Automatically probe for opensource firmware -- System Information: Debian Release: 5.0 APT prefers unstable APT policy: (500, 'unstable') Architecture: amd64 (x86_64) -- sorry about the forwarding, I forgot to CC firstname.lastname@example.org directly. http://bugs.debian.org/513974
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