[Olsr-dev] quagga plugin is broken using the latest stable quagga 0.99.21

Henning Rogge (spam-protected)
Tue Jun 19 14:32:58 CEST 2012

On 06/19/2012 02:24 PM, David Lamparter wrote:
> You already have a Quagga maintainer reading olsr-dev :P
> I would like to reiterate my suggestion of throwing away olsrd's own
> Quagga protocol implementation and using olsrd-zclient - cf.
> http://git.nowhere.ws/?p=olsrd-zclient.git
> instead.  olsrd-zclient uses libzebra instead of implementing the
> protocol itself and might be easier to maintain in the long run
> therefore.
> (That said, the libzebra API is not exactly stable either, and not even
> complete -- olsrd-zclient has some code that needs to be replaced by a
> libzebra call -- but it's still a bit better than implementing the protocol
> directly, in particular because it's far easier to adapt to changes
> after seeing the C function prototype change)
> Also, sublab has been running this for years now and it's much more
> stable than olsrd's plugin.
> I understand that throwing code away is always a hard thing to do, but I
> think this is a case where it's neccessary :/

Whats about the licence? If I read the code correctly, part of this 
plugin is GPLv2, which we cannot link against OLSRd in our repository.

Henning Rogge

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