July 14, 2008
Linux 2.6.26 is released. With almost 600 changesets related to wireless, this release brings you lots more wireless goodies:
mac80211 now supports draft mesh networking (802.11s; thanks to the open80211s project)
- mac80211 now supports more optional HT (802.11n) features
- mac80211's monitor interfaces can now be configured more precisely, "cooked" monitors were added
- mac80211's IBSS implementation now supports IBSS merging and received various bugfixes
mac80211 now has an in-kernel documentation book, help welcome!
b43 now has support for PCMCIA devices and QoS/WME
Also, lots of removals this time:
- the bcm43xx driver
- the old ieee80211softmac code
Access point mode has received a lot of attention in the stack and drivers, but is not ready yet.
Finally, lots of internal API updates and fixes.