Archive for the ‘stlc45xx’ Category

stlc45xx in staging

July 8, 2009

stlc45xx (the fully GPLv2 WLAN driver for N800/N810) was included to the staging tree in Linux¬† 2.6.30. Now it’s possible to use linux-omap kernels with an in-tree WLAN driver. (Unfortunately N800/N810 support is broken in linux-omap tree currently, but that’s another story.) This means that the stlc45xx gitorious repository will be phased out and all development should happen in the staging tree instead. I just need to port the remaining patches from gitorious to the staging tree.

Also it was concluded that stlc45xx has so much in common with p54 driver that stlc45xx code should be merged with p54. Christian Lamparter and Max Filippov have merging code from stlc45xx and created a new driver called p54spi. As soon as p54spi is found to be good enough stlc45xx will be removed from the staging tree and p54spi should be used instead. I don’t know yet when this will happen.

So WLAN support is now better in mainline kernels and the next challenge is to get N800/N810 support to mainline kernels.

stlc45xx presentation

September 22, 2008

I have made available the stlc45xx presentation from Maemo Summit 2008. The talk went ok, I hope. I tried to be quick so that we would have time for discussion. And we did have good discussion.

Lesson learned: don’t write too many slides. Better to have a proper discussion than just reading the slides.

stlc45xx announced

September 22, 2008

Finally I was able to announce my pet project, stlc45xx. It’s an Open Source WLAN driver for Nokia N800/N810. Read the announcement for more information and the web page for the details.