[OpenWrt-Devel] OpenWrt 20.X release plans

Tom Psyborg pozega.tomislav at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 07:49:51 EST 2020

On 16/01/2020, Hauke Mehrtens <hauke at hauke-m.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I meet with jow about 2 weeks ago and we talked about a lot of OpenWrt
> related stuff, one of the topics was the release after 19.07.
> As the 19.07 release is now done, I would like to follow up on this topic.
> We thought that the time between the 19.07 branch and the final release
> was way too long, this should be much shorter in the next release, we
> should target 8 weeks for that.
> My preferred timeline would the the following:
> * Beginning of February: freeze master for big changes (adding new
> boards is no problem)
> * Beginning of March: branch off 20.3 release branch
> * 1 week after the branch was created: tag and build 20.3-rc1
> * 3 weeks later tag and build 20.3-rc2
> * 3 weeks later tag and build 20.3 final
> Then we would do the next final release in May 2020.
> This plan is based on using kernel 4.19, if we use kernel 5.4 I would
> assume we have to shift all dates by 3 months, so branch off in
> beginning of June and final release in August.

And then come summer vacations and other reasons to not be able to
finish it on time so it would be delayed probably even few more

On 16/01/2020, Petr Štetiar <ynezz at true.cz> wrote:
> Yeah, we're all aware about that. If we decide to skip 4.19, we're partialy
> throwing away a lot of work,

You said it. Thus it's better to release based on 4.19

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