[OpenWrt-Devel] Migration in ath79 for swapped ethernet

Adrian Schmutzler mail at adrianschmutzler.de
Mon Jan 27 13:35:32 EST 2020

Just a quick one:

> > So, no matter what we do, there is no easy way forward.
> We could remove all ar71xx -> ath79 migration helper scripts, ar71xx
> board names from supported devices lists in ath79 images and make the
> target a brand new, without any concerns about soon-to-be obsolete ar71xx ;)

At the moment, I'm actually mostly inclined towards this solution.

However, for me personally SUPPORTED_DEVICES was always more a "don't brick entirely" flag, so I never expected it to ensure 100 % config compatibility. More like preventing me from flashing ubnt,unifi image onto tplink,wdr-4300-v1. This impression might have been wrong, though.

But as mentioned by Ansuel, there are other incompatible switches to come (and some are already waiting), and unless we want to create new targets or rename devices in these cases, we have to think about different "levels" of compatibility anyway beyond ar71xx->ath79.



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