Feb 282016
 

Just wanted to write a quick note to explain why the current nightlies aren’t working.

The openwrt servers had an outage recently. As of now, svn.openwrt.org, downloads.openwrt.org and I think lists.openwrt.org are still down.

As the nightly builds feed from svn.openwrt.org, the builds won’t start again until svn.openwrt.org is restored. If you’ve just flashed an image, chances are that you can’t install things like luci at the moment – as those are stored on downloads.openwrt.org.

All in all, when things are back in working order, things should just magically start working again.

Feb 072016
 

Quite a while ago, I applied to host Flight Radar 24s receiver at my place near Melbourne Airport, Australia (YMML). It started off with the ID F-YMML1 (being the first in Victoria), but a faulty unit saw the handle change to F-YMML4. With it, there was a massive boost in ASD-B reporting for Victoria – being the first receiver that could pick up aircraft on the ground and at the gate at YMML.

I always knew the coverage was fairly wide spread, but never really visualised it – until today. From my location, it covers high flight levels almost as far as Tasmania, and as north as the NSW border. In the attached screenshot, this plot shows all aircraft received by F-YMML4 in red. The normal FR24 feed shows in other colours. Rather good for a tiny receiver box.

FR24 F-YMML4 plot

Jan 202016
 

Last night I made some changes to the build process of the generated images for the WD N600 and N750 routers.

Starting from r48362, the following changes are active:

  1. The designated_driver_luci repository is enabled by default. This allows people to install luci by doing: opkg update && opkg install luci
  2. Added an entry to /etc/opkg/distfeeds.conf that will point to that revisions base packages
  3. Enabled building all KMODs for the openwrt kernel as packages. Combined with the above change, this allows auto-dependency resolution to work correctly.

As always, bug reports and comments are welcome.

Mar 232014
 

I noticed recently that images I’d generated for the WD N600 / N750 weren’t booting properly. It seems from r39891 built on the 13th March that something changed causing the image to never actually work on the router after being flashed.

I spent a bit of time yesterday debugging this and now as of r40004 things are back in order and working correctly.

Sorry if this caught anyone out!