OpenWRT/LEDE Merger - WHEN?

I did some digging in the above linked mailing list early September when I was buying a few new routers.

From what I gathered then, they were stuck on bureaucratic transfer process for a few month. The original agreement stipulated that the ownership of some OpenWRT assets be transferred to the free software non-profit Software in the Public Interest. The merger got stalled there from July to early October.

That is cleared up now. You can read about some of the new October merger discussions of the mailing list, but all seems administrative.

Please be thankful to all those contributors who are doing great work while still finding time to deal with administrative issues.

After the merger, can we do away with the silly mixed drink recipe thing and just go with version
numbers. Bad enough ubuntu and debian do the silly name thing. It really makes projects look stupid-
like they are run by a bunch of nose ringed kids. Sadly, the 90's are over. Long time ago. It was a great decade,
don't get me wrong, but it's over. Can we have grownup version numbers after the merger and lose the silly names?

Does that make the firmware better?

I don't know what your idea of "grown-up version numbers" is, but as for the release nicknames: Yes, they have been dropped.

I don't think you have installed LEDE if you are still seeing the Mixed drink's. As far as I know since 17.01.1 that has disappeared.


Something moves :smiley:

Compiled last night and now I have:
OpenWrt %N SNAPSHOT r5483-abdf0de / LuCI Master (git-17.328.04231-802d5b6)

Start your own thread.

This topic is about something entirely different.


shouldn't it be something like r55483?

LEDE codebase was rebranded as Openwrt a few hours ago, so @craz was quite on top of things.
So, merge is happening NOW.
See the last 10 commits here:;a=shortlog;h=d2c06eb0756dea5f473a34b3eb391517318f4132

The revision seems to continue on LEDE basis ( as the codebase continues from LEDE). At least for now. The whole thing is more or less just about renaming LEDE as Openwrt.

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I don't check commits, but I see what you're saying.

My apologies to @craz


compiled today and ssh banner says OpenWRT. That's better because i am tired of explaining to people when i recommend this OS what LEDE is and what openwrt was. Now i'll simply recommend OpenWRT everybody knows what it is :slight_smile:

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Please, anyone, release ASAP a OpenWRT dumb release as 17.01.5 or 17.02.0 or 18.0.0 and end with this switching nightmare for god sake !!!


What is your issue dude?

What nightmare are you talking about

Pretty simple, actually.

Code base will still be LEDE.

The only thing that will change is the name (branding).

@hnyman, @tmomas -- The README files of my packages in OpenWrt repo have links to the lede-project and/or OpenWrt forums. What will happen to the forums after the merger?

If I'll be sending pull requests for other (besides changes to README) reasons in the mean time:

  1. should I only use OpenWrt name and not LEDE Project?
  2. should I keep the forum links in or should I replace them with something like "look for thread on OpenWrt/LEDE Project forum"?

I think that nobody knows. So far the merger plan (in the mailing list) just says "TBD" ... both forums and wikis will remain as they are...

wiki / forum

  • TBD
  • asking in either forum/wiki will get a biased vote so keep them both
  • start a separate discussion regarding these post remerge
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Since the snapshot images have already been renamed to OpenWrt, I guess you should only use OpenWrt.

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Nothing unresolved actually but all around this have been troublesome, I got support for some devices that I have on OpenWrt but not on LEDE (my PogoPlug Mobile for example), I got on LEDE but not on OpenWrt, I wanted to download LEDE a few days ago and all links were redirected to the same but in filename on the URL was replaced by OpenWrt, resulting on 404 error (I got to use a mirror), I read that this forum will not be anymore or be migrated to the old interface of the forum (this forum at least to me is by far more easier to deal that the previous one. Even people writing tend to be more concise actually, and collaborative, etc etc....

It seems that I overreacted, I apologize for that.

To be decided... It would be great to have both on same interface, no problem if we have and, hope the main devs put a poll to ask what to do, something like:

  • design the new interface on the old forum software (some knows if it a phpbb or something? (This will be laborous and take time, but maybe it was done already on internet)
  • migrate all userbase and topics/threads/messages to new database (I offer to do it by myself, since I'm experienced programmer and dealing with databases). On new software it should be easier to put a user choseable new theme to look like the old forum, in that way, old users will be able to avoid longing-nostalgia
  • Keep all as is, but just change the (since they probably will be shutdown or redirect to or

Hope they decide something good about it.

Yeah, although I am not quite that optimistic.
In the merger discussions on the mailing list, some of the "Openwrt side" guys wanted to maintain the feel and look of the old Openwrt website etc. as a condition for merger.

Personally I prefer LEDE forum, website and wiki, as they look a decade more modern than the corresponding Openwrt ones, and the forum software enables person-targeting with @ and liking/scoring etc. things that are expected nowadays.

(I am the #2 poster on the Openwrt forum, so I have a enough experience of both sides to compare... )

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