Seperating firmware-utils into seperate repo
bobafetthotmail at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 14:36:51 PDT 2022
On 14/03/22 01:56, Joseph Mullally wrote:
> firmware-utils was separated from openwrt.git into its own repository
> a few months ago:
> If it's going to stay separate, it looks like these changes are still needed?
> - Release branches matching the main openwrt.git repo. (E.g. To
> facilitate firmware bugfixes on older OpenWRT release after any tool
> APIs in /master have changed)
> - A GitHub mirror (like everything here https://openwrt.org/submitting-patches )
> - Update the developer guide with a workflow for adding and testing a
> new device involving changes to firmware-utils.git and openwrt.git.
> (This is tricky. When recently adding a new device, I built the
> changes in openwrt.git once, then manually rebuilt an updated
> firmware-util binary, then rebuilt the openwrt.git firmware image. Is
> there a proper building the main package and changes to package repos
> at the same time? There is also the can of worms w.r.t. people
> submitting changes and testing, likely it will need to be handled with
> 2 concurrent Pull Requests kept open until everything is 100% ready,
> in addition to the committers bump of the firmware-utils dependency).
Most in-house OpenWrt packages are actually stored in their own git
repo, see https://git.openwrt.org/ down in the
Afaik a viable strategy for doing development on those packages is doing
your development as patches that exist in the build system only, which
is mostly automated with the quilt tool, as explained here
Then when you are ready you need to copy the changes to a clone of the
tool's git repo and then make proper commits and send them with
git-email from mailing list.
If you really need to do A LOT of development on those packages you
probably want to clone the git repo from openwrt server and put it on
another git server (or in github, which is also a git server) and just
edit package makefile in the local openwrt build system to use your
development repo to get that package's source instead.
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