[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH][CC] Revert "ar71xx: change some TP-link modelnames (WR841, WA701, WA730)"

John Crispin john at phrozen.org
Tue Apr 26 09:13:53 EDT 2016

On 26/04/2016 15:02, Sven Roederer wrote:
> Am Monday 25 April 2016, 09:06:38 schrieb John Crispin:
>> On 25/04/2016 08:54, Bastian Bittorf wrote:
>>> * John Crispin <john at phrozen.org> [25.04.2016 07:39]:
>>>>> The changed image name breaks compatibility for derived projects and
>>>>> that's something which should only happen if there is a really good
>>>>> reason (e.g. security fix).
>>> I'am against reverting the commit. Lets keep it, because it makes sense.
>>> bye, bastian
>> before i merged the patch i did actually look at the compat issue and
>> concluded that only docs will be out of date, which is not really
>> anything new. all issues mentioned are home made ones. specially the one
>> bastian mentions here. basically fixing your download script and
>> deploying it in this way will break forward compat as can be seen here.
>> we now face the decision of reverting and unbreaking out of tree issues
>> that can be fixed easily or avoided in future or not revert it and keep
>> the fix that makes the filenames more consistent. adding the "n" is
>> after all correct ad the antenna is not "not" detachable on the relevant
>> models.
>> 	John
> Hi, before I published this patch also for CC I had this in "sideeffect" also 
> in mind. As this also forces some changes in the freifunk-berlin scripts, but 
> to have a "common name" was our preferred way.
> I was also checking before sending this patch for the chances to get applied 
> and also during the days the patch was in the "queue" nobody raised the voice. 
> So finally, as this change will come, so it comes already inside this release 
> and some derived projects also adapted the change.
> Sven

no matter if i merge or revert i'll have one crowd knocking on my door

i agree with youfully, the gloun and berlin firmware team seems to be
much more agile than the franken team and some developers from italy.
please fix it in your local tree as we need to also consider communities
that lack the manpower, infrastructure or whatever to handle minor
changes like this.

i guess that is the easiest way.
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