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From: Christian Heim <phreak@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Last rites for net-wireless/ipw2100 and net-wireless/ipw2200
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 23:46:53

net-wireless/ipw2100 and net-wireless/ipw2200 are both kernel drivers built as 
an external package through portage. The codebase currently in portage is the 
same that is present in any up-to-date kernel tarball (2.6.x).

For this reason I am suggesting, everyone migrates to the in-kernel drivers.

They can be found here:

Networking  --->
 Network device support  --->
   [*] Network device support
          Wireless LAN (non-hamradio)  --->
            [*] Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless Extensions
            <M>   Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 Network Connection
            <M>   Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG and 2915ABG Network Connection

These will also enable the in-kernel version of the ieee80211 driver.

As per summary, both packages are going to get punted from the tree. Both will 
vanish around sometime next January (I'd say 30 days from today - which makes 
it 21th January 2007).

And to leave those of you, who already use the in-kernel driver relaxed, the 
firmware images are not going to get removed as they are still needed for the 
in-kernel drivers.

Christian Heim <phreak at>
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