Release goals for 22.XX

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at
Fri Oct 1 15:01:11 PDT 2021

On 9/30/21 10:40 PM, Paul Spooren wrote:
> On 9/30/21 10:01, Nick wrote:
>> On 9/30/21 21:43, Daniel Golle wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 09:18:06PM +0300, Stijn Tintel wrote:
>>>> On 30/09/2021 01:19, Nick wrote:
>>>>> On 9/29/21 22:28, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
>>>>>> kernel 5.10:
>>>>>> We should get all targets to kernel 5.10. All targets which are not
>>>>>> on kernel 5.10 when we branch off should get removed.
>>>>> Kernel 5.15 could be also a LTS Kernel that should be released in the
>>>>> end of October? Why not aiming for it if we plan to release in 2022?
>>>> This would undoubtedly delay the next release, as we've seen in the
>>>> past. We don't even have all targets on 5.10, which was released 
>>>> roughly
>>>> 9 months ago. You do the math. If we target 5.15, I doubt we'll even 
>>>> see
>>>> a release in 2022.
>>> I also believe we should do the next release based on Linux 5.10 and
>>> try branching still this year (which I believe is realistic to make all
>>> targets build with 5.10 till then), so we can target April 2022 as time
>>> of release.

I agree with you Daniel and think this timeline is reasonable.

>> Sounds good, so we can go on with 5.15 when it is released?
> Some targets already moved to 5.10 as default, feel free to add 5.15 as 
> the new TESTING kernel there.

I am against adding support for kernel 5.15 now, we should better wait 
till after we branched the relase off.

>> I think the most problematic thing is if we want to have DSA support 
>> for all targets as requirement. Not sure if this is possible.
> It seems fine found a okay'ish middle ground between DSA and non-DSA, so 
> I'd not make DSA blocking for the next release but continue to integrate 
> it where ever possible (and stable).

I think we will never convert all swconfig drivers to DSA. I do not 
think anyone will invest the time to write a DSA driver for the ADM6996L 
chip for example. It could be that we just remove support for the last 
boards which still use swconfig in some years.

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