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Subject: Re: Freeze update/USB issues

Re: Freeze update/USB issues

From: Frank Gevaerts <>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 15:36:14 +0200

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 09:29:48PM +0200, Marcin Bukat wrote:
> The big difference here is that USB on AMSv2 was never truly stable
> and as such we do not have stable build to offer. So the only option
> is to disable USB in release branch IMO.

I disagree (I think). If current USB is as good as 3.11 USB, releasing
it as-is doesn't make things worse.

As I see it there are three options:

(a) release as-is (unless USB got worse since 3.11. Can anyone comment on this?)
(b) disable USB for the release. This involves releasing a new bootloader so we
    boot the OF on connect, and we know that USB reboot on AMSv2 is unreliable
    (or did that get fixed with b61b14f5?) so people have to reboot manually
    first anyway.
(c) fix USB so it works properly for everyone

(c) is obviously not realistic at all. Unless we have actual information
about usb in current dev being less stable than in 3.11(.2), I'm in
favour of (a), with some release notes work (and possibly a paragraph in
the manual)


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Received on 2012-09-15

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