[OpenWrt-Devel] OpenWrt Roadmap

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 12:24:49 EST 2018

Has this discussion gone anywhere ?

Are we keeping LEDE 17.01 for a little while under these conditions or not ?


On 12/11/2018 18:57, Fernando Frediani wrote:
> Totally agree with Luiz. That was the idea behind this proposal and 
> you managed to even easier words.
> Alberto, the tiny subtarget you mentioned doesn't really seem to run 
> well or stably for 18.06 on many of these devices regardless the flash 
> size, that's the main point.
> As mentioned there are many new devices still coming with 32MB of RAM 
> and which can take benefit of OpenWrt for various reasons and usages.
> I think for many of us here are completely fine to put some extra cash 
> and buy a newer hardware to cope with OpenWrt evolution but the 
> reality is that majority of people are not. Another example I wanted 
> to put to illustrate is an ISP that has thousands of existing devices 
> with similar specs running, being still able to keep using OpenWrt 
> more securely while they start to introduce newer hardware to their 
> customer base allowing to make a more smooth transition to these more 
> powerful hardware.
> Regards
> Fernando
> On 12/11/2018 18:20, Luiz Angelo Daros de Luca wrote:
>> Hello,
>> There are a significant amount of devices out there that has 4/32
>> specs. Even brand new ones.
>> If there is stability issues with newer OpenWrt versions on those
>> devices, we should rethink LEDE EOL.
>> Maintenance burden is directly related to the amount of software to
>> maintain. At the same time, low specs means they might have no
>> interest in most packages.
>> Maybe 15.05 life could be extend with a lower cost by limiting
>> maintenance to a subset of packages (core? even less?). We could
>> release LEDE 15.05.(x+1) LTS with feeds configured to use only that
>> subset of packages. We could also limit the images to those low spec
>> models.
>> EOL is not really a big deal until it requires a new HW. Routers are
>> things that die hard, even after a decade. It just doesn't seem right
>> to turn old working hw into electronic waste because of software.
>> Keeping old stuff running is even on of the reasons to use OSS.
>> Regards,
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