The Code To Intel's New Linux Wireless Daemon Is Now Public
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 11 November 2016 at 12:00 AM EST. 7 Comments
INTEL --
During this year's systemd conference there was talk of A New Wireless Daemon Is In Development To Potentially Replace wpa_supplicant. At that time the code wasn't yet public to this new open-source WiFi daemon developed by Intel, but since then the code has now opened up.

Tipped off by a Phoronix reader this afternoon, Intel's new wireless daemon for Linux is now publicly available. The code is hosted by this iwd.git repository.

This new daemon was designed for embedded Linux use-cases but should also work for desktops too. the new "IWD" daemon offers improvements around persistency, WiFi management, reduced abstractions for different operating systems and legacy interfaces, and changes to operation. See that earlier article and the Git documentation for more details on this new Intel open-source wireless daemon.

The IWD daemon remains under active development and will be interesting to see where it leads and if it ends up supplanting wpa_supplicant.
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