[Cerowrt-devel] notes on going for a stable release

Theodore Ts'o tytso at mit.edu
Wed Jan 15 22:20:29 EST 2014

On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 08:20:12AM -0500, Rich Brown wrote:
> Since I kicked off this thread, let me second what David and Toke have said.
> I used the wrong word - "stable" - when I really wanted a new stake
> in the ground. Our first was CeroWrt 3.7.5-2 - it was great. I used
> it for a long time before these newer builds got even better and I
> was willing to risk family ire. (So far, so good with 3.10.24-8).

As I suggested earlier, what would be useful is making the distinction
between "unstable" and "testing".  On an internal misc- mailing list
at my company, the topic of more secure/reliable wireless AP's came
up, and I recommended Cerowrt.  The response I got back was, roughly
paraphrased, "I was looking on the mailing list, and it seems that
every couple of releases there's some catastrophic breakage; it's too
exciting for me".

Without actually suggesting a commitment of two years worth of
security bug fixes, just something of the form, "our dedicated
unstable testers have been using it for the last week, and it it's
probably not likely to eat your children" (well, your children's web
sites, anyway).

						- Ted

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