OpenWrt 21.02 status

Rich Brown richb.hanover at
Sun Aug 29 09:32:16 PDT 2021

On Aug 29, 2021, at 6:31 AM, Hannu Nyman <hannu.nyman at> wrote:
> Hauke Mehrtens wrote at Sun Aug 29 02:53:47 PDT 2021:
> We have now reverted back to the old "let's wait long for branching and then wait even longer for the actual release".
> The reality is the same than earlier: almost all devs and enthusiasts are already with master where interesting new stuff happens, so 21.02 rots quietly waiting for the release. The prolonged wait serves nobody :-(

I agree that we should release 21.02.0 in its current state.  We can then plan for a (relatively quick) 21.02.1 that addresses known issues and/or recently-discovered problems.

Do we need a formal Call for Vote on this? If so, I offer this wording:

We should release OpenWrt 21.02.0 in the current state (I need help specifying the exact commit to use). It has one known problem: hardware flow offloading may not work in certain cases. Disabling flow offloading provides a working device, possibly with decreased performance.


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