On 09/26/2018 09:38 AM, Koen Vandeputte wrote:
> 
> 
> On 2018-09-23 00:42, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> We talked about plans for the next OpenWrt releases in this mail thread:
>> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/openwrt-adm/2018-July/000849.html
>> This mail is more or less a summary of the conclusions, this is still
>> open for change especially the dates as this depends on people having
>> time to do the work.
>>
>> The next release, lets call it OpenWrt 19.01, should happen in January
>> 2019, we would branch off from master in December 2018. This is the
>> current plan, but based on past experience it could also happen later.
>>
>> OpenWrt 19.01 will ship with kernel 4.14 only, we encourage everyone to
>> update the targets to kernel 4.14, support for kernel 4.19 will probably
>> be added to OpenWrt master soon, but we will not select it as the
>> default kernel for any target till OpenWrt 19.01 is branched off, to get
>> more testing on 4.14. The release after 19.01, which should happen in
>> late summer 2019, should then use kernel 4.19 only.
>>
>> For OpenWrt 19.01 GCC will stay on the 7.X branch, binutils and musl
>> already got some upgrades after the 18.06 release and could get some
>> more updates.
>>
>> We are currently working on updating the wireless drivers and getting
>> them closer to upstream. The wireless driver in OpenWrt 19.01 will be
>> taken from kernel 4.19 or later and we want to update them more
>> frequently in master.
>>
>> Otherwise we will have the normal changes in all places like with every
>> release.
>>
>> LEDE 17.01 will get security updates and occasional bug fixes till
>> OpenWrt 19.01 was released, but we encourage everyone to upgrade to
>> 18.06 to get full security support already now, as especially some of
>> the packages are not well maintained any more.
>>
>> Hauke
>>
>>
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> Hi Hauke,
> Hi All,
> 
> Some targets are still on (EOL) kernel 3.18 today.
> This kernel also still exists by the grace of Greg K-H but could be
> dropped any moment.
> 
> I've bumped it a few times (untested) just for the sake of security
> updates.
> But afaict, nobody attempted/requested to update these to a newer kernel
> version.
> 
> These targets were also dropped in 18.06 branch.
> Maybe we should also consider dropping support for these targets in master?
> 
> 
> adm5120
> xburst
> mcs814x
> au1000
> ppc40x
> adm8668
> ppc44x

I vote for removing them if on one wants to take care of these targets.
If something breaks kernel < 4.9 I anyway do not care any more.

Hauke

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