> As a side issue, i'm not sure batman-adv is the right name
> mainline. In the context of the batman project, it makes sense, but
> from the perspective of mainline, this is the first version of batman,
> and maybe we cannot justify the advanced.
One problem of the B.A.T.M.A.N. project is the confusion we created by having
too many versions. Renaming batman-advanced to batman would be the worst we
could probably do with this regard.
To the wiki stuff. The policy was long time correct if I remember it
correct (send my first stuff without being subscribed). Maybe it was
accidentally changed when the administrator upgraded the mailing list/mail
In principle a open-posting list would be nice, but I don't see this
implemented anywhere with reason. My guess would be that no one is willing to
go through literally thousands of SPAM mails every day to find the one
legitimate e-mail coming in once a week that is waiting for approval by the
list admins. Whenever I tried posting as a non-subscriber to a mailing list
my email never went through.
What make me a little curious is what that change would mean for the
development model. Ok, they would have to work with a git clone and have to
send merge requests/patches to upstream - but what about internal packet
versions. The current version is 7 and have it to support older version in
the (very probably) situation that the packet format is changed again?
This is a good and important question. Even more so because Marek and I were
having a initial discussion via VOIP about ideas and changes to the algorithm
for the next generation mark 5 of the protocol algorithm. Our aim is (again)
reduced computational and data overhead, faster convergence speed, a
simplification of the protocol and added support for IPv6. This step will
again call for a higher packet version number, naturally. I guess the kernel
developers won't be amused to include something in the main line which is
still under heavy development?
We should discuss the changes to mark 5 with all the people which are deeper
involved. It would be awesome to meet you all physically somewhere for
a "B.A.T.M.A.N. developer meeting/conference" to set the agenda and gather
ideas... I could organize a venue if you want to come to Berlin...
And as my position as random guy I want to thank you for contacting
I want to say big THANKS to all people - testers, developers - that are
contributing to the project. Marek, Andrew, Sven, Axel, Yang, Antoine,
Simon... - it is a great joy for me to see your contributions!