[Cerowrt-devel] [Commotion-dev] Commotion Router v1.2 enters release testing

Josh King jking at opentechinstitute.org
Fri Mar 27 22:05:56 EDT 2015

Hi Dave,

I do not think it's in Barrier Breaker, but I would be happy to add it
to our repository so that people can install it on Commotion if they wish.

I think the biggest problem we've had with including traffic shaping by
default in our images is figuring out how best to provide an interface
to users that is easy to understand and utilize. Any suggestions or help
in that regard would be welcome.

On 03/27/2015 09:48 PM, Dave Taht wrote:
> my hope is that you are also including the sqm-scripts or something
> similar with this release?
> We have it in chaos calmer, I am not sure if the backport made it to
> barrier breaker yet.
> I've always viewed one of the biggest problems with sharing bandwidth as
> sharing it well.
> http://snapon.lab.bufferbloat.net/~cero2/jimreisert/results.html
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 6:36 PM, Josh King <jking at opentechinstitute.org
> <mailto:jking at opentechinstitute.org>> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>     We've just entered release testing for our v1.2 release of Commotion
>     Router! We have testing images available below:
>     https://downloads.commotionwireless.net/router/1.2rc1/
>     The v1.2 release will include the following new features:
>     * Upgraded to OpenWRT Barrier Breaker as a base, providing better
>     performance, additional router support, and many other improvements.
>     * The nodogsplash splash screen has been replaced with a fork of
>     luci_splash, allowing for less resource usage.
>     * The addition of the new commotion-dnsproxy means that the splash
>     screen will work even when there is no internet gateway available.
>     * Better support for different wifi countrycodes and radios that support
>     more than one band.
>     * v2.0 of Commotion Service Manager, for better reliability and less
>     resource usage.
>     * A new upgrade utility, that provides for forward compatibility and
>     signed images.
>     * Built with a new buildsystem that makes it easier to support multiple
>     hardware platforms and build images more quickly and consistently.
>     * Numerous bugfixes and upgrades.
>     If you're interested in helping with testing, just let us know! More
>     hands make the testing process go quickly (hopefully everything will go
>     great and we can release next week!). We have a fairly thorough testing
>     protocol that you can use, which we've been using since early stages of
>     the previous release:
>     https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/#folders/0B38UMlgDzTMPfk9JWDFKUGE1UFZTVGtHQzJtOV8wWVUtWTAtNTloYkxwSTh3UmxfSkt6SDQ
>     There are a few things to be aware of with these images:
>     * The new images for the upgrade utility of the extension '.bundle', but
>     they can also be used in previous versions of Commotion without any
>     problems. These can not be used for flashing a router from stock
>     firmware, which is why we also still provide 'factory.bin' images.
>     * Even though the new upgrade utility has the capability for signing
>     images, these images are not signed. Final v1.2 release images will be
>     signed.
>     * These images do not yet contain upgrade scripts for the new splash
>     screen. If you upgrade an existing Commotion install while saving
>     settings and the splash screen doesn't work, please try reflashing
>     without saving settings reporting that the splash screen doesn't work.
>     * During development, we experienced an intermittent issue with Barrier
>     Breaker being more sensitive to low memory conditions, triggering the
>     out of memory killer and rebooting the node. If your node reboots during
>     testing, you may be running into this issue. We figure more testers and
>     more data will help us track it down if it's still a problem.
>     Anyway, if you want to help with testing, please try out the images and
>     let us know how it goes. Otherwise, we'll be releasing final, stable and
>     supported v1.2 images as soon as we conclude with testing. Thanks!
>     --
>     Josh King
>     Lead Technologist
>     The Open Technology Institute
>     http://opentechinstitute.org
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> Dave Täht
> Let's make wifi fast, less jittery and reliable again!
> https://plus.google.com/u/0/107942175615993706558/posts/TVX3o84jjmb

Josh King
Lead Technologist
The Open Technology Institute
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