[OpenWrt-Devel] ar71xx Vs ath79 -- sysupgrade

John Crispin john at phrozen.org
Mon Dec 3 13:21:39 EST 2018

On 03/12/2018 19:04, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> (openwrt-adm dropped from this subthread)
> Em 03/12/2018 15:29, Stijn Segers escreveu:
>> Op ma, 3 dec 2018 om 5:51 , schreef John Crispin <john at phrozen.org>:
>>> The idea was to fade out ar71xx after the next release and only accept
>>> new boards for ath79. However i'd been fine taking that step as of now.
>>> i have noticed that the ath79 patches far out number the ar71xx 
>>> ones. we
>>> have lots of patches that migrate boards and i have seen a few new
>>> boards added only to ath79. lets see how the thread goes, looking 
>>> fwd to
>>> hearing opinions...
>> Rather than further duplicating efforts, I'd 'encourage'* ath79 only 
>> submissions.
> Is there a viable way to "sysupgrade" from ar71xx to ath79?
> Even if it would require a model-by-model "update map" for the 
> lower-level stuff (LEDs, switch ports?, etc), that would be valuable. 
> Otherwise, it will be difficult for people with fleets of ar71xx 
> devices to remotely switch them to ath79...
afaik this works ootb, if not its easy to make work. it was indeed one 
of the primary concerns in the early stages of the task


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