[Cerowrt-devel] Will there ever be a stable version of cerowrt?

Jim Gettys jg at freedesktop.org
Fri Feb 7 12:45:07 EST 2014

On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Stephen Hemminger <
stephen at networkplumber.org> wrote:

> Any progress on getting a stable version? Recent versions seem to be
> targeted
> at IPv6 and other things which do not impact me for home use. What does
> matter
> is fixing the wireless hanging issue on 2.4Ghz.

Dave's (and I) are pedalling as hard and fast as he can at  the moment.
 And Dave has other responsibilitys that consume time.

The IPv6 problem consumed a lot of time, and you do care.

Comcast has lit up a big chunk of their network with Native IPv6 and
tickled a latent disastrous bug (now fixed upstream in OpenWrt). That we
simultaneously had a disk failure on our machine that does much of
OpenWrt's and CeroWrt's builds is more than unfortunate and so we end up
spending  our time on trying to get the build situation fixed once and for
all (by getting machines and people to set up and manage the build system
going forward at a scale previously unimaginable to OpenWrt/CeroWrt).

And yes, we're making progress on all fronts.  2 juicy servers are teed up
awaiting a single signature (thanks Mikael!) and I have a strong lead on
both large amounts of additional cloud cycles and volunteers to help admin
all this so it doesn't happen again and the build system is as fast as it
should be (continuous across all supported architectures)

It would be very help if this mailing list could at least nominate bugs
that they think are showstoppers before declaring it "soup"....

But please don't jiggle the chef (Dave's) arm expecting immediate involved
response in that discussion while sorting through it; it will reduce the
time to see what if anything remains.

We keep finding more and more people running CeroWrt (not subscribed to
this list necessarily) we had no clue were doing so.

I know I have one test I have to run on the first build he can give me (one
Mike Frankston ran into) that might be in that category if I can easily
reproduce it, as I think I ran into it myself recently.  It would cause a
support nightmare as it's a "new to CeroWrt" thing triggered from an
obvious thing you want and often need to configure.

But we gotta be able to build it, close out those show stoppers and test
the fixes, and get that build installed on enough boxes in different
environments for Dave send out an announcement that people should try an

We know it has to be ASAP.

                                                - Jim

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