Bug 431148 - RHEL5.2 Release Notes: Update notes about mac80211/d80211
RHEL5.2 Release Notes: Update notes about mac80211/d80211
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: redhat-release-notes (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ryan Lerch
Content Services Development
: Documentation
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Blocks: RHEL5u2_relnotes
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Reported: 2008-01-31 20:19 EST by Dan Williams
Modified: 2010-03-14 17:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-22 21:06:00 EDT
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Description Dan Williams 2008-01-31 20:19:22 EST
The "devicescape" 802.11 stack has been renamed "mac80211" and has been accepted
upstream for a while.  The release notes should probably be updated to reflect
it's current status and name change.

Proposed text:

mac80211 802.11a/b/g WiFi protocol stack (mac80211)

    (x86;x86_64) The mac80211 stack (formerly the devicescape/d80211 stack)
enables the iwlwifi 4965GN wireless driver for Intel WiFi Link 4965 hardware.
This stack allows certain wireless devices to connect to any Wi-Fi network.

    Although the stack has been accepted upstream, the stability of this stack
is yet to be conclusively verified through testing. As such, this stack is
included in this release as a Technology Preview.

or something like that.
Comment 1 Don Domingo 2008-01-31 22:16:58 EST
thanks Dan. revisions pushed to RHEl5.2 release notes. 

note to self: BZ#s 223560 and 223558 formerly used to track this slab of text in
RHEl5.1. setting this bug to MODIFIED.
Comment 2 Don Domingo 2008-04-01 22:15:58 EDT
the RHEL5.2 release notes will be dropped to translation on April 15, 2008, at
which point no further additions or revisions will be entertained.

a mockup of the RHEL5.2 release notes can be viewed at the following link:

please use the aforementioned link to verify if your bugzilla is already in the
release notes (if it needs to be). each item in the release notes contains a
link to its original bug; as such, you can search through the release notes by
bug number.


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