[kismac] Re: 1.0

  • From: "MusOX" <musox@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 17:42:45 -0000

I'm more than happy to expand my current page into a full documentation item 
for KisMac.  Geoffrey, when ready we should contact each other offline along 
with Mick and map out some ideas.  I am limited to English as well, so once 
that is completed we can see if there are others who are able to assist and 
translate the documentation in other languages.

 - Justin

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Subject: [kismac] Re: 1.0
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 08:30:47 -0700
From: Geoffrey Kruse <gkruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

I am willing to help with the documentation, I am a pretty good writer 
in English only.  I will start this weekend.

I also have an interest with developing the gps portion of the project, 
unfortunately, I have very little experience with c and even less with 
objective c.  I have used cocoa a little before, however, it was all 
with java.  I wish to start developing, however I am also troubled by 
the fact that I cannot get kismac to build in project builder, I think 
I will  have to wait until I can use xcode.  In the meantime, any 
resources you could point me to to help me learn a little more 
objective c would be great.

Geoff Kruse

On Friday, September 12, 2003, at 08:16  AM, Michael Rossberg wrote:

> Hi Lasse, hey list
>> When can version 1.0 be expected released? I do use kismac and I do
>> find
>> it excellent, but it is still sometimes unstable. I suppose a 1.0
>> release is about one to one-and-a-half years away?
> sorry for the long response time, but i am very busy.
> there have been a lot of questions for a kismac 1.0, but i currently
> can not plan to release it. there are two main points of a stable
> version, which kismac lacks: documentation and stability. it is not
> that i do not care about them, however i can simply not provide them.
> documentation: i really suck at writing documentations in either german
> or english (not a question of the language, but of my stupidity). i had
> a couple of guys, who wanted to write such a documentation, but for
> various reasons it never came to it. if you or someone else wants to
> write something (does not have to be much for the beginning), just let
> me know. there is already a starting point at
> <http://www.musox.com/macosx/kismac.html>, which we are allowed to use.
> i think it would be the best, to start a couple of chapters, and
> whoever wants to write one can do something creative.
> stability: this is the biggest problem i guess. in germany macs are not
> very common, in my area i am the only one interested in wifi with a
> mac. i also do not have car to do a lot of testing with many networks.
> often it seems also a problem of the macs configuration and cards. this
> is nothing i can really test, since i "only" have access to about 5
> different models. i only own a tibook 800 dvi, some problems seem to
> occur only on very slow macs. i do not have a really good solution for
> this yet. the crash reporter is a first step. i plan to create an aim
> account for a "closer" way of communication to the end-user.
> a lot of "bugs" are not really explainable, sometimes the airport
> connection simply wants not to come back, i could never figure out why.
> i guess it is just, that the airport driver has never been built to get
> unloaded/loaded all the time...
> however you should note: i can never provide a support like a company,
> since i am working pretty much alone on kismac and i do this in my
> sparetime...
> if you have any notes please let me know....
> mick

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