[OpenWrt-Devel] v5.4 as next kernel

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at hauke-m.de
Wed Oct 30 15:23:13 EDT 2019

On 10/30/19 6:25 PM, Piotr Dymacz wrote:
> Hi Hauke, John,
> On 30.10.2019 16:54, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
>> On 10/29/19 6:37 AM, John Crispin wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> should we use v5.4 as our next kernel ?
>>>     John
>> I also agree to have kernel 5.4 as the next kernel, it will be finally
>> released in about 1 months and it is a long term kernel. If we are lucky
>> it will be supported for 6 years for Android.
>> What do we want to use in the next 20.X release after 19.07?
>> If we want to go with kernel 5.4 with the release after 19.07 we can not
>> make this release before April, I would assume. We would have generic
>> support in OpenWrt master in about 1 month and then we will port the
>> targets, probably we will have the most important targets ported about
>> 2 months later (Mid January 2020) and can stabilize and port the rest of
>> afterwards.
> +1 for 5.4 as next one but not as next (20.x) release base. 4.19 EOL is
> Dec 2020, with 5.4 in master around Jan 2020 we should be able to ship
> release with 5.4 before 4.19 gets EOL. Otherwise, I'm worried jumping to
> 5.4 now might delay next release to the end of 2020. My 2c.


I am pretty sure kernel 4.19 and 5.4 will get 6 years support like the
previous versions.
For kernel 4.9 and 4.14 kernel initially listed only 1 or 2 years
support, but this was extended. Currently Google pays for this support,
so that Android phones get updates and they have no plan to do major
kernel updates.


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