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 +==== December 3, 2009 ====
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 +[[http://​kernelnewbies.org/​Linux_2_6_32|2.6.32]] has been released with 1020 patches touching wireless code. 
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 +Among the changes a few worth noting: ​
 +  * lots of wl1251 fixes, support for the 1271 chip 
 +  * orinoco begins conversion to cfg80211 ​
 +  * b43 LP PHY support (BCM4312 devices) ​
 +  * almost all mac80211 callbacks can now sleep (configure_filter was made able to) 
 +  * rndis_wlan uses cfg80211 ​
 +  * rtl8187 got rfkill switch support ​
 +  * ath9k gets AR9287 support and a large number of enhancements ​
 +  * wireless is now network namespace aware 
 +  * nl80211 testmode command for factory testing/​calibration ​
 +  * nl80211 reports BSS status ​
 +  * cfg80211 gains the ability to connect to APs 
 +  * cfg80211 finally verifies that changing channel won't interfere with operation ​
 +  * cfg80211 drivers now can also parse country IEs 
 +  * mac80211 no longer depends on wireless extensions ​
 +  * mac80211 scanning is much improved ​
 +  * mac80211 has a tracer now for driver interaction ​
 +  * mac80211 no longer creates the master netdev wmaster0 ​
 +  * mac80211 dynamic power save default set to 100ms 
 +  * mac80211 Mesh enhancements and config IE updated to match 802.11s draft 3.02 
 +  * improvements and fixes for mac80211 resume ​
 +  * improvements to mac80211'​s connection loss detection Quite a number of changes, and not small changes either -- for example the ability for cfg80211 to emulate wireless extensions fully now or the LP PHY support in b43. 
  
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