[Nut-upsdev] about the 2.0.5 release

Arnaud Quette aquette.dev at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 09:44:45 CET 2006

2006/12/18, Peter Selinger <selinger at mathstat.dal.ca>:
> Gentlemen,
> I just committed a last-minute change to the Testing branch. We had
> previously discussed that the "-x generic" option was confusing to
> users, because it wasn't really a subdriver for generic devices, but
> only an information collecting option. In light of the fact that 2.0.5
> will be the first release containing this option (and therefore there
> is no real issue of backward compatibility), I have renamed it to '-x
> explore', which I hope is less confusing. Please let me know if there
> are any objections to this, as -r625:626 would be easy to reverse.
> Also, I have written something for the NEWS and UPGRADING files.
> Please amend as necessary.
> It wasn't actually necessary to look at a 'diff' of the full sources;
> instead, I just looked at a 'diff' of the ChangeLogs.  If we follow
> best practices for ChangeLogs (when merging, merge the ChangeLog
> entries, rather than writing a new ChangeLog entry), then it should in
> fact be very easy to see the differences between any two versions by
> diffing the corresponding ChangeLogs.


> While I was going through the ChangeLog, I noticed a number of devices
> mentioned there that were not mentioned in data/driver.list. I have
> tenatively added these devices to data/driver.list (tentatively
> because I am not sure if they are actually supported, or if they are
> only trying to be supported). The devices were:
> "Cyber Power Systems"  "725SL" ""      "genericups upstype=22"
> "Cyber Power Systems"  "1200AVR"       ""      "cpsups (experimental)"
> "Tripp-Lite"   "SMART550USB"   "USB"   "tripplite_usb"
> Could the corresponding maintainers please check that this is correct
> (particularly, the "genericups upstype=22" setting, Arnaud?)

in fact, the support for CyberPower 725SL was originally added with upstype 23.
as there was no difference with upstype 22, it was merged into upstype 22...
so everything is fine.
The only strange thing is that I can't see it in the trunk! I just fixed it.

thanks Peter
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