[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC] use Debian like release channel identifiers?

Paul Spooren mail at aparcar.org
Mon Aug 26 00:08:53 EDT 2019

Hi all,

as 19.07 is *just around the corner* I was wondering if there's a better 
way of distinguishing between versions.

Right now, I see 4 different *channels* which somewhat match the Debian 
style, therefore a possible mapping:

18.06.N -> stable
19.07-rcN -> testing
19.07-SNAPSHOT -> unstable
SNAPSHOT -> experimental

This naming could allow users to choose different "upgrade" channels, 
like for Debian, Nextcloud, Firefox, etc. They could be informed about a 
new upgrades via the LuCi interface or a cron-mail-daemon-service-thing.

The tool to check for upgrades could be build on-top of a PR[0] 
introducing JSON information of versions, targets and created images.

A Luci app is currently being created[1], I'd work on some rpcd code to 
work in the background.

It's somewhat cosmetic only but also simplifies user understanding of 
what they're using - right?


[0]: https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/pull/2192.diff

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