ZD1211 support in Linux 2.6.18
Our driver for USB-WLAN devices based on the ZD1211 chip has progressed through the chain of Linux networking development trees and is now included in the mainline kernel, as of 2.6.18-rc1. I have added the accompanying firmware package to Portage as net-wireless/zd1211-firmware.
We are still developing in out-of-tree git repositories, but I am feeding patches to the in-kernel version which will be sent to Linus during the appropriate merge windows.
Ulrich is AWOL at the moment, probably due to post-World-Cup-depression, but I’m getting back towards actual driver development after some surgery on the softmac layer. Hopefully the minor instability issues will be fixed soon.