[Nut-upsuser] LibUSB-1.0+0.1 testing wanted, NUT 2.7.5 pending
jimklimov at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 09:50:58 GMT 2021
Reminder: I plan to merge
"libusb-1.0+0.1" branch and as master after that, early next week.
If anyone has tested this codebase against hardware, or needs a few more
days to do so, please let me know here or in issue #300.
On Tue, Dec 21, 2021, 21:42 Jim Klimov <jimklimov+nut at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello fellow NUTs :)
> It seems the magic of the season might just help us finish some long
> story arcs and tie up loose ends... oh, wait, that is wording about other
> "seasons" ;)
> In our case, the "fightwarn" effort is reaching a major milestone to
> finally pass the builds with "medium" level of warnings treated as fatal
> errors - with zero warnings. This achievement took a bit over a year, and
> almost 3000 commits to analyze and stomp out different small bugs, and it
> allows to set that tolerance level as default and insist on non-regressions
> with future iterations - as well as to work towards clearing the "hard"
> level eventually. And this became one of the criteria for cutting a new
> official NUT release (especially as new platforms refused to build release
> 2.7.4 with their default settings).
> This work has originally delayed merging of libusb-1.0 support (from
> issue https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/issues/300 and several
> candidate branches to pick from), in particular because with the original
> codebase sporting thousands of build warnings, it was hard to notice any
> new "offences" introduced by this large set of changes. I was afraid that
> merging it would even have to wait until after the next NUT release, but in
> the end found that some remaining warnings in the original USB-related NUT
> codebase made those branches' changes the better solution.
> Now, before we find the hard way if the cure is worse than the disease,
> I would like to ask people with USB-connected UPSes (and also those using
> the MGE SHUT protocol) to build and test
> branch with their setups - hopefully hitting as many OSes and CPU types as
> feasible, as well as trying both libusb-0.1, libusb-1.0 (and not sure about
> For building from scratch, note we now have a list of prerequisite
> packages for several platforms at
> - and as for other code, PRs there are welcome too.
> Note also the new `ci_build.sh` script to automate a number of
> configurations and setups, usually reducing the typing needed to reproduce
> build attempts :)
> I understand that some people would be away for holidays, but also
> realize that for others these days may be among the few times in the year
> that can be dedicated to such experiments and other hobbies. It would be
> much appreciated if you can help bring the official new confident NUT
> release date closer ;)
> The NUT CI farm is busy testing hundreds of build combinations formally
> in software, but it is no replacement for tests against actual hardware.
> Also, great thanks to dozens of individual and corporate contributors
> adding and fixing NUT drivers and other features (a few are still being
> tested and may become part of the new release too), and sharing findings
> and ideas in the issue tracker -- you guys and gals are our real heroes!
> Finally, on behalf of the NUT core team, please let me wish you all a
> happy holiday season and some quality time to rest, walk, ski and be with
> family and friends!
> Jim Klimov
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