[kismac] Re: 1.0

  • From: Lasse Vibe Jespersen <l.j@xxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 20:51:16 +0200

sounds good.. like the others who have offered their help, i am a
proficient writer - provide me with some specifications for your
documentation and ill make it readable and smooth.. 
by the way, couldn't you consider KisMAC growing to include other
programmers as 'core' developers? i cannot be quite sure of course, but
i would imagine there are a few capable programmers out there who would
gladly lift their share of the burden developing it.. to glorious 1.0 !!

On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 17:16, 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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