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Bug#119184: ITP: laptop-net -- Tools for supporting built-in ethernet on laptops

   Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 10:34:17 +0100
   From: Wichert Akkerman <wichert@wiggy.net>

   Previously Chris Hanson wrote:
   > 	http://www.swiss.ai.mit.edu/projects/omnibook/packages.php

   That page doesn't really describe what laptop-net does, and I fail
   to see what it does differently then standard pcmcia-cs, which does
   everything you describe.

A couple of points:

1. The software provides a facility to manage a built-in ethernet
   port, including the ability to detect when the cable is plugged in
   or unplugged.  As far as I know, pcmcia-cs doesn't do this.  The
   "scheme" support is indeed very similar to that of pcmcia-cs, as
   you point out, and if that was all this package did, I would agree
   that it would be pretty uninteresting.

2. Section 6.1 of the developer's reference states that the URL
   included in the ITP message should point to a place where the
   software can be downloaded from.  It doesn't say anything about
   extended descriptions.  So that is what I put in my message.  (The
   source code itself does contain extended documentation.)  But,
   since you asked for it, here is a URL for the package


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