[OpenWrt-Devel] ar71xx Vs ath79

Hannu Nyman hannu.nyman at iki.fi
Mon Dec 3 11:47:27 EST 2018

Petr Štetiar kirjoitti 3.12.2018 klo 17:56:
> I'm just going through the oldest PRs on GitHub, and I've noticed, that ath79
> submissions are being more preferred between maintainers and that ar71xx PRs
> are basically stalled, there are 24 open PRs for ar71xx Vs 14 open PRs for
> ath79. So I'm wondering, what's the plan, is ar71xx being slowly and (quietly
> :-)) turned into 'fixes only' mode and new devices/features should be now
> added to ath79/DTS only? Thanks!

No need to wonder.

It has been stated pretty openly several times that ar71xx will be phased out 
and that all new devices should be added to ath79.

Reference to the discussion in July-August 2018:


 > This also means that although i did not want to do this, we should bump 
ar71xx to v4.14 for a last time. however we will not accept any new boards 
for ar71xx just fixes. all new boards need to be ported over to ath79.

(Ps. The earlier plan in February 2018 was to leave ar71xx with kernel 4.9 
and thus leave it out from the 19.0x releases completely.)

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