Debian Bug report logs - #563865
RFP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>

Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 00:03:05 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#563865; Package wnpp. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:03:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:03:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:52:44 +0100
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>

* Package name    : python-wifi
  Version         : 0.5.0
  Upstream Author : Sean Robinson <seankrobinson@gmail.com>
* URL             : http://pythonwifi.wikispot.org/
* License         : GPL, LGPL, Creative Commons Attribution License
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python

Python WiFi is a Python module that provides read and write
access to a wireless network card's capabilities using
the Linux Wireless Extensions.




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Bug#563865; Package wnpp. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:48:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>, Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>. (Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:48:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 563865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>, 563865@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#563865: ITP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:46:57 +0000
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On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 00:52 +0100, Henning Heinold wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>
> 
> * Package name    : python-wifi
>   Version         : 0.5.0
>   Upstream Author : Sean Robinson <seankrobinson@gmail.com>
> * URL             : http://pythonwifi.wikispot.org/
> * License         : GPL, LGPL, Creative Commons Attribution License
>   Programming Lang: Python
>   Description     : Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python
> 
> Python WiFi is a Python module that provides read and write
> access to a wireless network card's capabilities using
> the Linux Wireless Extensions.

What application will be using this?  Why use the deprecated wireless
extensions and not netlink?

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
Horngren's Observation:
                   Among economists, the real world is often a special case.
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Bug#563865; Package wnpp. (Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>. (Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:21:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at 563865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>
To: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
Cc: 563865@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#563865: ITP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:10:35 +0100
On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 12:46:57AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> What application will be using this?  Why use the deprecated wireless
> extensions and not netlink?
> 
> Ben.

Hi Ben,

unfornatly python-wifi are the only maintained python bindings which gives easy access
to wifi settings.

It will be used by a mobile nodes wifi-tracker I am writing through my master-thesis and
a wif-channel-assignment-daemon a colleagues is writing.

For my wifi-tracker I will try to get it into debian too, after its usefull and useable.

I am aware that wireless-api will be removed in future, but I dont have the time
now to write something for netlink stuff in python.

I hope you will let the ITP go through with my answers.

Bye Henning




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Bug#563865; Package wnpp. (Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
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Message #20 received at 563865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>
Cc: 563865@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#563865: ITP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:49:41 +0000
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On Tue, 2010-01-12 at 12:10 +0100, Henning Heinold wrote:
[...]
> I am aware that wireless-api will be removed in future, but I dont have the time
> now to write something for netlink stuff in python.
> 
> I hope you will let the ITP go through with my answers.

ITPs are all sent to debian-devel so that developers in general have a
chance to question or comment on them.  I have no power to approve or
reject your ITP.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
                                                            - Robert Coveyou
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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>:
Bug#563865; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:01:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:01:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #25 received at 563865@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 563865@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: python-wifi: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:06:49 +0000
retitle 563865 RFP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python
noowner 563865
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of python-wifi back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting python-wifi, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 563865 ITP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python
 owner 563865 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <563865@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python' from 'ITP: python-wifi -- Linux Wireless Extensions in Pure Python' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:06:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Henning Heinold <heinold@inf.fu-berlin.de>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:06:19 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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