Re: [PATCH] Revert "cfg80211: make WEXT compatibility unselectable"

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Wed Dec 31 2014 - 10:03:41 EST

On Thu, 1 Jan 2015, Julian Calaby wrote:

> The point is that WEXT has been depreciated for _years_. Nobody seems
> to have listened. Yes, talking to maintainers will get the last
> holdouts of the "big" tools (e.g. wicd) to fix them, but it's not
> going to change all the people out there with hacked together
> home-grown setups.

Exactly. So why not work with whoever maintains iwconfig and friends, so
that they are turned into functionally equivalent wrappers around iw? Only
then it seems to make sense to start any kind of depreciation.

Jiri Kosina
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