[OpenWrt-Devel] Why was libwebswocekts bumped in the for-15.05 branch?

Luka Perkov luka at openwrt.org
Tue Nov 8 07:39:43 EST 2016

Hi Karl,

thanks for pointing this out. I'm sorry but this commit ended up in the
wrong git repo :(

It is now reverted:


Thanks again,

On Tue, Nov 08, 2016 at 10:12:43AM -0000, Karl Palsson wrote:
> It seems highly inappropriate to bump a package to a completely
> incompatible version in the stable 15.05 branch. It was always
> beaten into me that the only updates for packages in stable
> branches were for point releases and bugfixes. Bumping
> libwebsockets to the _very_ incompatible 2.x from the 1.3 release
> that had been stable in the 15.05 branch makes no sense to me,
> and I see no emails even complaining about the old version in
> 15.05, let alone asking for a new one.
> Ref:
> https://github.com/openwrt/packages/commit/e245e2b8246d0d25892d3dc2af0d3834ef95a02e
> If this is for some project of your own, please use your own
> private feed instead of trampling over everyone's stable branch.
> If the stable branch is too old, perhaps consider whether a new
> release is due.
> Re ABI compatibility:
> https://libwebsockets.org/abi/timeline/libwebsockets/index.html
> the version you've updated from is so different it's not even
> listed on the page!
> Sincerely,
> Karl Palsson
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