[Olsr-dev] Stumbling into Android-App

Hans-Christoph Steiner (spam-protected)
Thu Apr 26 19:33:07 CEST 2012

Barnacle Wifi Tether includes a custom wpa_supplicant config file which works on a lot (most?) devices.  I've had good luck with HTC devices.  For other devices, there are more tricks needed.  But these tricks are all pretty established and out there in the Android Wifi Tether and its spawn, most notibly the Serval Project.


On Apr 26, 2012, at 12:54 PM, Sven-Ola Tuecke wrote:

> Hey Hans,
> oooh - I was looking for code samles for my own app (thing named "Debian-Kit") 
> and simply was suprised to look at something that seems usable while scanning 
> google output. Nevertheless, I'm always interested in my other hobby 
> "meshing". That NDK hack I've done is a couple of years old now, and I think 
> Henning will appreciate a push from your private git to the official one at 
> any time.
> I also was not able to ndk-build yesterday evening, cloning your git may do 
> the trick here. Leads me to a question: I always switched to IBSS/AdHoc by 
> exchaning the wpa_supplicant binary to a hacked version on my phones. That 
> Barnacle-Wifi-Tether thing is more usable?
> LG // Sven-Ola
> Am Donnerstag, 26. April 2012, 17:51:01 schrieb Hans-Christoph Steiner:
>> Hey Sven-Ola,
>> I'm the author of that app, at least the OLSR parts, its based on Barnacle
>> Wifi Tether.  If you look at the git submodules, you'll see its not using
>> the olsrd.git repo, but instead this one:
>> https://github.com/guardianproject/olsrd
>> This includes lots of changes for building with the latest Android NDK. 
>> Once I feel like its nailed down, I'll submit the patches for inclusion to
>> the main olsrd.git.
>> What are you looking to do?  If you want to join in on hacking on this app,
>> let's work out a plan. :)
>> .hc
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