[kismac] Re: KisMAC Maintenance (Airport Extreme)

  • From: numE <numE@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 11:24:38 +0100

Nice to hear, that Mick is still alive and the project isn't
death - lets call it freezed ;-)

Including Micks support this is probably the best solution (without

Some guys reverse engineered the broadcom drivers (airport extreme),
and some other guys wrote a new linux driver based on their specs
(chinese wall principle).
this could be really interesting for the mac community as well:

the documentation project is here:

the reverse engineering project is here:

what do you all/mick think?


Michael Rossberg schrieb:
> Hi everybody,
> as you have all more or less noticed, i am no longer able to maintain
> kismac at all. i am currently doing an internship, which pretty much
> eats up all my time. worse than that one of my flat mates told the
> t-com, that we no longer need our dsl :o(. there will be no change of
> this situation at least until april.
> now to be honest i am an enemy of forks. forks have the side effect,
> that a lot of work is done twice and even worse a lot of fork tend to
> die early. only few of you may know that there had been a fork of
> kismac already. no need to search for it anymore... instead of forming
> a community website, where everything grows wild, my proposal would be
> the election of a new maintainer and/or people who may commit changes.
> the advantages are clearly better code and the security that there is
> a person in charge. i would fully support such a solution, with my
> advice, webspace and help (the last thing after april). what do you
> guys think? somebody who would volunteer? robin? geoff? globo? i would
> write a request for a new maintainer etc. on the website, if some of
> you like the idea. i think this way we are able to steer this
> "eruption", and force it in a steady direction.
> now to more particular problems, that i want to give some comments on:
> - the sourceforge idea: sf is nice if you have some unix project. with
> all the compile servers etc. binaervarianz can give us way more
> flexibility (as we control the server ourselves)
> - the patches by Geordie (themacuser): i actually integrated two of
> your patches in my private source tree. the reason i did not post
> them, was you third patch. the ethereal thingy. you hard coded the
> ethereal path and the code was imho a bit "messy". which was something
> i wanted to clean up, but then the internship started. i also wanted
> to do a couple of tests before checkin, because of the rather large
> changes.
> Good night evening (or whatever time it may be in your place) and
> thanks for all the participation =)
> mick
> p.s. globo thanks for the sms, would not have read these mails...

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