* Package name : b43-asm
Version : 0~20080619
Upstream Author : Michael Buesch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : http://git.bu3sch.de/git/b43-tools.git
* License : GPL-2
Programming Lang: C
Description : assembler and disassembler for Broadcom BCM43xx firmware
b43-asm is an (dis-)assembler for Broadcom AirForce BCM43xx wireless lan
chipsets with a core revision >= 5.
It is capable of compiling and disassembling the opensource 'OpenFWWF'
firmware used by Linux' b43 driver.
This package is a build-dependency of OpenFWWF
an opensource (GPL-2) firmware for Broadcom AirForce BCM43xx wlan devices,
while this firmware is still in an early development stage, it allows to
drive BCM4306 (tested), BCM4318, BCM4311/1 and BCM4320 in combination with
the b43 (kernel >= 2.6.20) without non-free components.
A preliminary packaging (which successfully compiles OpenFWWF 5.0/ 5.1)
can be found at:
At the time of this writing, particularly the manpages and a (manual)
"get-upstream" target (to fetch future updates from the upstream git
repository and to assemble an orig.tar.gz) need some further attention;
there is no released version of b43-asm yet, which explains the strange
version number referring to the last commited patch. The, so far included,
disassembler is not required to build OpenFWWF and could be omitted from
the preliminary packaging (it is currently only used for running a test
suite during the package build and may be useful for firmware debugging).
Even though there isn't much development going on for b43-asm, I would
prefer to maintain this and OpenFWWF in a team. CC'ing the b43-fwcutter
maintainer as requested.