Host AP driver - stable branch

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-05-19 06:48:21 UTC

It is starting to look like large portion of Host AP driver users are not using the driver only for development/experimenting purposes anymore. In addition, the driver has quite complete feature set for many environments. Thus, there might be benefits from a version that would be more stable, but would not have all latest features. In other words, there might be use for stable branch.

If stable branch is seen useful, I could start one from the next development release version (which will hopefully come out soon due to the bugs in the 2002-05-16 release). The development branch releases would continue like before and stable branch would get only bug fixes and minor changes (like added manfids for new cards, etc.). This would hopefully make things easier for everyone. Development releases would not require less testing from me since breaking something would not be such a problem in development branch and those requiring more stable driver could get the latest version from the stable branch.

Do you find this useful? Do you have any comments or ideas to improve this kind of development/stable branch concept for Host AP driver?

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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