[Nut-upsdev] Patch for phoenixcontact modbus driver

Spiros Ioannou sivann at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 06:40:25 UTC 2017

Hi Charles,
keep the original email, sivann at inaccess.com Thank you.

For the tags, what you say is true about the delay of the official repos,
but more frequent tagging would
1) help unofficial repos
2) help us to create our own packages (complicates versioning if you don't
3) would allow us to create a RHEL ticket and ask for a repo upgrade (the
do comply most of the time).

I'm of course for better quality and not upgrading without reason, but 2yr
is probably long and has the burden custom-tag versions which may fail to
upgrade. You could also create a "stable" branch.

Kind Regards,

On 21 September 2017 at 15:37, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sep 19, 2017, at 3:21 AM, Spiros Ioannou <sivann at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I attach a patch for phoenixcontact_modbus.c
> >
> > This patch does the following:
> >
> > * Marks driver as DRV_BETA
> > * Fixes stale data detection when cable is disconnected
> >
> > I can open a pull request if needed.
> Looks good to me. Which email address do you want on the commit, gmail or
> inaccess.com (which is on the original driver commit)?
> > p.s.
> > please consider a faster tag/release schedule as currently linux
> repositories include old versions. Sure we can make packages ourselves, but
> it's better to have support and upgrades from official repo sources.
> I don't see a strong correlation between faster release cycles and faster
> upstream adoption.
> I understand the interest in a new release. However, the distros have had
> plenty of time to upgrade to 2.7.4, but we are still cherry-picking patches
> to apply to distro packages of 2.7.2 and 2.7.3. I don't think that's
> necessarily a bad thing - I would much rather see a component like NUT get
> upgraded carefully, than be subject to frequent updates that need to be
> re-tested on production equipment.
> This was also just discussed on nut-upsuser:
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/nut-upsuser/2017-
> September/010908.html
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