Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 999051
wireless-tools-30.pre9 is available
Last modified: 2015-10-27 05:30:55 EDT
Latest upstream release: 30.pre9
Current version/release in Fedora Rawhide: 29-10.1.fc20
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(In reply to Upstream Release Monitoring from comment #0)
> Latest upstream release: 30.pre9
> Current version/release in Fedora Rawhide: 29-10.1.fc20
30.pre9 was included in Debian stable long time ago.
Maintainer(Jean Tourrilhes) says: "The latest beta(30.pre9) work well enough,
it's shipped with Debian Squeeze."
The main features of the latest beta is support for non-ASCII ESSIDs
(such as localised ESSID), support for displaying Scanning Capabilities,
slightly bigger scan buffer, fixing minor bug iwconfig parser and minor
enhancement to ifrename :
wireless 30 :
(Suggested by Johannes Berg <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
o Display non-ASCII char in ESSID using escape sequence [iwlib]
o Allow input of non-ASCII char in ESSID using escape sequence [iwlib]
o Fix probing to not probe wildcards (left over '%d'->'*') [ifrename]
o Output number of mapping matched (display + exit status) [ifrename]
(Bug reported by Ben Hutchings)
o Don't load mapping file if using options '-n' + '-i' [ifrename]
o When using takeover, redo probing in case eth0 was in use [ifrename]
o Update Hotplug documentation, add uDev bits [HOTPLUG-UDEV.txt]
o Add ESSID bug patches and documentation [ESSID-BUG.txt]
o Make wireless.21.h LGPL as promised a long time ago [wireless.21.h]
(Bug reported by Shaddy Baddah)
o Fix unaligned access on SPARC in the 64->32 bit workaround [iwlib.c]
(From Maxime Charpenne <email@example.com>)
o Mise Ã jour de la traduction en francais des pages manuel [fr/*]
o Use wireless.22.h, make it LGPL [iwlib.h/wireless.22.h]
o Show Scanning Capabilities in "iwlist event" [iwlist]
(Bug reported by Nikita Zhernosenko)
o Fix parsing of retry/power when modifier is used [iwconfig]
(Bug reported by Alexis Phoenix)
o Remove trailing '/' in INSTALL_* that fooled checkinstall [Makefile]
(From Dan Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
o Scan capabilities in struct iw_range [wireless.h]
(From Guus Sliepen <email@example.com>)
o Install localised man page [Makefile]
o Fix #define that broke 32->64 bit workaround [wireless.22.h]
o Workaround kernel bug when getting ESSID [iwlib/iwconfig/iwgetid]
(From Gerald Pfeifer <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
o Fix gramar in man page, add about hidden networks [iwlist.8]
(From Reinette Chatre <email@example.com>)
o Enable scan buffer to grow up to 65535 instead of 32768 [iwlist]
o Return a proper error if scan result exceed buffer max [iwlist]
(From Jean Tourrilhes)
o Do above two fixes for the simple scan API [iwlib]
(From Claudio Ferronato <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
o Spelling and typos in [iwconfig.8]
o Create iwlib-private.h to minimise namespace pollution [iwlib]
o More fix to the 64->32bit band-aid for encode [iwlib]
o Update udev rule to remove a warning [19-udev-ifrename.rules]
(from Ritesh Raj Sarraf <email@example.com> and Guus Sliepen)
o Propagate error codes out of main for get [iwconfig/iwlist/iwspy]
(From Guus Sliepen <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
o Remove spurious commands from Czech iwconfig manpage.
Debian patches(debian/patches/*) for 30.pre9: http://http.debian.net/debian/pool/main/w/wireless-tools/wireless-tools_30~pre9-8.debian.tar.gz
Thanks for the report. However, I'm not updating it now, since it's a pre-release -- fixing the release monitoring to only consider stable versions instead.
(In reply to Xose Vazquez Perez from comment #2)
> (In reply to Upstream Release Monitoring from comment #0)
> > Latest upstream release: 30.pre9
> > Current version/release in Fedora Rawhide: 29-10.1.fc20
> 30.pre9 was included in Debian stable long time ago.
> Maintainer(Jean Tourrilhes) says: "The latest beta(30.pre9) work well enough,
> it's shipped with Debian Squeeze."
I'm wondering why not release a stable version then? Are you in touch with upstream; do you know why they didn't do an actual stable release?
> Debian patches(debian/patches/*) for 30.pre9:
Seems like they've done quite some patching. I'd really prefer to see a released version rather than cherry-picking the patches.
(In reply to Lubomir Rintel from comment #3)
> I'm wondering why not release a stable version then? Are you in touch with
> upstream; do you know why they didn't do an actual stable release?
Yes, time ago. Maintainer said:
On 03/07/2011 05:32 PM, Jean Tourrilhes (email@example.com) wrote:
> Xose wrote:
> will it be released in the future ? or the project is stuck ?
I'm busy on other stuff. The latest beta work well enough,
it's shipped with Debian Squeeze.