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  • 2nd Dec, 2005 at 4:58 AM

I've been struggling to get WvDial out the door for about two days now. This is why I'm still in the office at five in the morning. I thought I was just about done when I discovered the plethora of Debian bugs filed against it.

WvDial is a magical piece of software that figures out how to talk to your modem to get you connected to your ISP. It used to be very popular back when everyone in North America used dial-up access to get on the newfangled Internet. Nowadays, many people have broadband service, so it's popularity has waned.

However, people are starting to use bluetooth mobile phone modems now, so we're seeing a resurgence in popularity. Which is why, of course, I'm hoping to get another release out the door. I have the impression that I can't fix all of the bugs this time around, mostly because I don't have the hardware. But the easy ones should be solved so that we can concentrate on the tough problems.