[OpenWrt-Devel] OpenWrt 20.X release plans

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at hauke-m.de
Sun Jan 19 13:01:12 EST 2020

On 1/19/20 6:56 PM, Hannu Nyman wrote:
> Hauke Mehrtens kirjoitti 19.1.2020 klo 19.17:
>> On 1/16/20 11:05 AM, Petr Štetiar wrote:
>>> BTW it's still master + 2 stable releases which will receive the
>>> support? Once
>>> the 20.y is out, the 18.06 is EOL?
>> I think this is not really clarified yet. I assume that 15.05 and 17.01
>> are now officially fully end of life. I do not know when we put 18.06
>> into this mode, but it will definitely get less patches after 19.07 is
>> out, because people care now less.
>> I added some support status to this wiki page:
>> https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-developer/security#support_status
>> I hope this is ok, I put some minimum dates there and they should be
>> extended if we think we will support something longer. I am fine with
>> changes.
>> I think the latest release branch is better support than the previous
>> one, how do we paraphrase this? Name it extended support like some
>> companies do it?
> Referrering to the old discussions in 2018 (below), I think that the
> most recent release branch should be "fully supported" and the previous
> one (currently 18.06) could be said to "receive security updates and
> occasional bug fixes", but it should not be claimed to be "fully
> supported" any more. Maybe "security maintenance" ?? There simply isn't
> enough interest for ancient branches, when even the most recent branch
> tends to be mostly dormant.
> That was my take from:
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/openwrt-adm/2018-July/000849.html
> http://lists.openwrt.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2018-September/014097.html
> https://lists.openwrt.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2018-November/014526.html

Thanks this sounds good.
I will update the wiki.

I also do not want to define something new, but just document the
current situation internally and also for outsiders.


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