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Fri Mar 17 10:21:03 EDT 2017
On 1 March 2017 at 14:02, John Crispin <john at phrozen.org> wrote:
> 1) do we want to remerge
Yes... but see below
> 2) do we want to rebrand
I think it's better to leave OpenWRT as distribution name.
However, if we talk about naming, I would propose a little bit different option.
LEDE name fits a name for build system. OpenWRT is a distribution. So
I believe there is a big potential for the modified buildroot used by
LEDE/OpenWRT. LEDE/OpenWRT build system has room for improvement and
could be made distribution agnostic. It could build micro-controller
based projects also. IMO there are a lot of interesting possibilities.
OpenWRT could then use LEDE build system to compile distribution
packages and firmwares.
I believe this way projects can be more focused and efficient in development.
Several years ago I proposed such move but there was little to no
interest so it was left as it is.
The only disadvantage I see in such split is that e.g. OpenWRT, as
distribution, has to dynamically get the build system somehow. But I
believe it can be solved nicely enough.
Possibly it's more complicated than "simply" merge but it could be the
right moment to do it if majority thinks this is a good idea.
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