So 18.06.3 supposedly coming out in March but haven't seen any updates... hmm
The mailing list archives are at http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/
I would imagine that 18.06.3 would be tied to the 19.0X release, either before or after it. The last mention of 19.0X that I saw on the mailing list was http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/openwrt-devel/2019-March/016351.html on March 21st. That message suggested that there was still work to be done before 19.0X was "cut".
18.06.x is quite separate from the planned 19.03 (or 19.04 or 19.05...), as 18.06 is a year-old source code branch and not much updated any more. Nobody is actively working on any special 18.06.3 release... If it gets released, it is merely a snapshot of the possible fixes made into the 18.06 branch. There have been some since 18.06.2 but not that much: https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/openwrt-18.06
Yeah, it is possible that there may be 17.01.x and/or 18.06.x maintenance releases, but do not expect much of them. Some bug fixes, but mostly just kernel minor version bumps.
19.03(/4/5/...) will be the actual new release, branched of from the current master. The current buildbot snapshots provide that today, but are meant just for testing, not for layman end-users for long-term use.
I think we can definitely use a 18.06.3, specially for mt76 devices. So many fixes were made after 18.06.2 that it would be a good thing to have a more stable 18.06 until we prepare for 19.0X.
One can always build their own off
openwrt-18.06, or wait for 19.0X, which may well have many more improvements.
So Maybe I will ask here. What is the plan regarding ar71xx vs ath79 for 19.0X? Do you plan to build/release both version as both are on 4.14 kernel ?
You mentioned about release plans. So I asked about plans.