[Slackbuilds-users] Updated versions of b43-* SlackBuilds

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Wed Apr 22 21:38:07 UTC 2015

Hrm, I don't think I saw that message for whatever reason (which is 
not to imply that you're somehow at fault), but either way, I don't
have any of this hardware and so have no interest in maintaining
these any more. Feel free to take over maintenance of them.


On Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:55:51 +0200
Sławomir Bocheński <lkslawek at gmail.com> wrote:

> As per http://slackbuilds.org/faq/#version_update and still no reply
> from rworkman, I'm forwarding the original message sent to him.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Sławomir Bocheński
> Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 12:00 AM
> Subject: Updated versions of b43-* SlackBuilds
> To: Robby Workman
> Hello!
> Attached are the patches that upgrade b43-fwcutter 018 -> 019 and
> b43-firmware 5.100.138 -> For your consideration.
> * fwcutter 019 only brings tiny changes to man page (except provided
> debian packaging, but I guess that's negligible in our case). It is
> not needed for building the firmware as that version has
> been already supported in 018
> (http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.bcm54xx.devel/13944/focus=13945).
> * No, I do not know whether newer is better. Judging by the timestamps
> on http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/ it is two years fresher. I've
> installed it for my BCM4322 and it seems to work (if this mail reached
> the server this counts for a proof), but no extensive testing here.
> * I also cannot say I've verified this on pure 14.1 - only -current
> at hand.
> So, it's your call. :)
> --
> Regards,
> Sławomir Bocheński
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