[Nut-upsdev] apcsmart dev branch

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Sat Aug 10 01:03:40 UTC 2013

On Aug 9, 2013, at 7:18 AM, Michal Soltys wrote:

> I'm still a bit reluctant to merge it without a bit wider exposure, so if anyone has a possiblity to test it with some apc units - any feedback would be most welcome.

Apparently, a lot of people are using NUT via packages, so:

 * users might not want to build from source if things are working

 * the packagers might not pick up a 2.7.x dev version, or it might be a while before it gets much use

 * users can always fall back on apcsmart-old

Not much we can do about the first two points, but if you want, we can put a big warning in the apcsmart-old banner that it will eventually go away, and they should report any bugs encountered with the new apcsmart driver.

IMHO, we have to balance the hassle of users upgrading against the burden of maintenance for drivers with such wide arrays of supported hardware.

Charles Lepple
clepple at gmail

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