What is OpenWrt?

OpenWrt is described as a Linux distribution for embedded devices.

Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application. For developer, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.

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Chaos Calmer 15.05.1

The OpenWrt developers are proud to announce the minor fix release of OpenWrt Chaos Calmer.

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 CHAOS CALMER (15.05.1)
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  * 1/4 oz Triple Sec       of broken ice and pour
  * 3/4 oz Lime Juice       unstrained into a goblet.
  * 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  * 1 tsp. Grenadine Syrup
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http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05.1/


** Highlights since Chaos Calmer 15.05 **

* Linux kernel updated to version 3.18.23
* Security fixes:
    - kernel: fix keyring reference leak (CVE-2016-0728)
    - openssl updated to 1.0.2f
    - hostapd security fixes
    - samba36 (CVE patches from 2015-12-16)
* Update of netifd, procd, uci, rpcd, ubox & uhttpd
* Driver updates
    - ledtrig-netdev: fix possible deadlock
    - bcm47xxpart: fix bcm53xx booting on NAND with badblocks
    - brcmfmac: fix getting/setting TX power, add stations dumping and support beamforming
    - 8139c: backport v4.3 fixes
    - backport spi layer fixes from v4.2+
    - solos-pci: increase headroom on RX
    - xrx200-net: fix port mirroring issues
    - update mac80211 (adding mt76)
* Support for new devices:
    - Linksys WRT1900ACS (mvebu)
    - D-LINK DIR-615 rev. Ix (ar71xx)
    - LinkIt Smart7688 (ramips)
    - Gainstrong MiniBox v1.0 (ar71xx)
    - ZBT WG2626 (ramips)
    - TP-LINK TL-WR841N/ND v10 (ar71xx)
    - TL-WR741ND v5 (ar71xx)
    - WR740N v5.0 (ar71xx)
    - TP-LINK TL-WR941ND v6 international version (ar71xx)
* Improved support for existing devices:
    - Netgear R8000: USB power and CPU speed
    - RapsberryPi: Add sysupgrade support
* Kernel fixes
    - ramoverlay
    - multicast-to-unicast
    - ip6_fragment related skb_leak
* Package fixes
    - igmpproxy: spurious restart issues

Have fun!
    The OpenWrt developer team

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Wireless Battle of the Mesh v9

OpenWrt.org endorses the Battle of the Mesh v9

https://downloads.openwrt.org/people/jow/battlemesh-v9-poster-web.png

The "Wireless Battle of the Mesh" is an event that aims to bring together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N, BMX, OLSR, and 802.11s.

Many developers and community networkers will join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain and learn.

If you are interested in dynamic routing protocols or wireless community networks you can't miss this event!

The battlemesh is free of charge and open for all, every year we strive to keep participation costs low by negotiating deals for accommodation and food.

This year the event will take place from Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th of May 2016 in Porto, Portugal. The event is locally organized by INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal. INESC TEC stands for Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science and is a private non-profit research & development institute located on the campus of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (Portugal).

OpenWrt.org endorses and supports the Battle of the Mesh v9 because of the efforts made by its community to advance the field of wireless mesh networking and foster the development of grass-roots community networks.

Some OpenWrt developers will attend the event and be ready to answer your questions!

If you are interested in coming join the event's Mailing List to stay up to date with the latest news.

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Server status

Recently we got some problems with our main hosting server. RAID controller wasn't able to keep up with the load resulting in many services being unavailable quite often. We decided to switch to a new server which unfortunately took about 3 weeks to order & get a proper hardware.

For about a week we have our main services running on the new machine:

  1. Our main site

  2. Forum

  3. Downloads

  4. SVN

Update
All services are back, buildbot is running again as well.

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Chaos Calmer 15.05

The OpenWrt developers are proud to announce the final release of OpenWrt Chaos Calmer.

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 CHAOS CALMER (15.05)
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  * 1 1/2 oz Gin            Shake with a glassful
  * 1/4 oz Triple Sec       of broken ice and pour
  * 3/4 oz Lime Juice       unstrained into a goblet.
  * 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  * 1 tsp. Grenadine Syrup
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http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/


** Highlights since Barrier Breaker **

* Linux kernel updated to version 3.18
* Improved Security Features
    - Rewritten package signing architecture based on ed25519
    - Added support for jails
    - Added support for hardened builds
* Improved Networking Support
    - Added or improved support for lots of 3G/4G modems (MBIM, QMI, NCM, ...)
    - Added support for 464XLAT (CLAT) [RFC 6877 + RFC 7050]
    - Netfilter performance enhancements (conntrack route cache)
    - Improved support for self-managing networks [draft-ietf-homenet-hncp]
    - Better multi-core support for the network stack
    - Improved support for MAP-E, MAP-T and LW4over6 IPv4 transitioning technologies
        [draft-ietf-softwire-map, -map-t, -map-dhcp, -lw4over6]
    - Improved network auto-setup capable of detecting and bootstrapping IPv4-only,
      6rd, Dual-Stack, IPv6-only, DS-Lite, LW4over6, MAP-E, MAP-T, 464XLAT
      and combinations without explicit configuration [based on RFC 7084]
    - Added support for Smart Queue Management (SQM) QoS, AQM and Traffic Shaping
    - Improved support for DNSSEC
* Platform and Driver Support
    - Added support for feeds of externally maintained targets
    - New mt7621 subtarget for Mediatek 11ac SoC
    - New mt76 mac80211 based wifi driver for MTK 11ac cores.
    - New mwlwifi mac80211 based wifi driver for the Marvell 88W8864
    - New bcm53xx target for Broadcom ARM BCM47xx/53xx devices
    - New mxs target for Freescale i.MX23/28 family and various boards
    - New sunxi target for AllWinner A10/A13/A20 family and various boards
    - brcm2708: support for Raspberry Pi 2
    - brcm63xx: support for BCM6318 and BCM63268 family
    - brcm63xx: improved fallback sprom support with bcma support


** Improvements since RC 3 **
* Updated 3.18 to 3.18.20
* Security update of openssl to 1.0.2d
* Security update of curl
* brcmfmac: many BCM43602 related fixes
* ar71xx: support more devices
* brcm47xx/bcm53xx: support any NVRAM size
* bcm53xx: basic Netgear R7000 support & R8000 image

** Improvements since RC 2 **
* brcmfmac: support for BCM43602
* mt76: updated version with new firmware support, TX & DMA fixes
* Updated 3.18 to 3.18.17
* Fixed image builder generation
* Various security updates (e.g. openssl, curl)
* Minor fixes

** Improvements since RC 1 **
* Fixed broken ImageBuilders for most targets
* Updated 3.18 to 3.18.14
* Fixed broken IPv6 downstream DHCPv6-PD and onlink-route handling
* Images (special format) for Asus brcm47xx and bcm53xx devices
* Improved stability of sysupgrade on brcm47xx and bcm53xx
* Added HTTPS enforcement option to uhttpd
* Fixed umask issue
* Added support for a few new boards

And lots and lots of other advancements...
As always a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers, testers, supporters and documenters.


Have fun!
    The OpenWrt developer team

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Chaos Calmer 15.05-rc3

The OpenWrt developers are proud to announce the third release candidate of OpenWrt Chaos Calmer.

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 CHAOS CALMER (15.05 RC3)
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  * 1 1/2 oz Gin            Shake with a glassful
  * 1/4 oz Triple Sec       of broken ice and pour
  * 3/4 oz Lime Juice       unstrained into a goblet.
  * 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  * 1 tsp. Grenadine Syrup
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http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05-rc3/

** Improvements since RC 2 **
* brcmfmac: support for BCM43602
* mt76: updated version with new firmware support, TX & DMA fixes
* Updated 3.18 to 3.18.17
* Fixed image builder generation
* Various security updates (e.g. openssl, curl)
* Minor fixes


** Improvements since RC 1 **
* Fixed broken ImageBuilders for most targets
* Updated 3.18 to 3.18.14
* Fixed broken IPv6 downstream DHCPv6-PD and onlink-route handling
* Images (special format) for Asus brcm47xx and bcm53xx devices
* Improved stability of sysupgrade on brcm47xx and bcm53xx
* Added HTTPS enforcement option to uhttpd
* Fixed umask issue
* Added support for a few new boards


** Highlights since Barrier Breaker **

* Linux kernel updated to version 3.18
* Improved Security Features
    - Rewritten package signing architecture based on ed25519
    - Added support for jails
    - Added support for hardened builds
* Improved Networking Support
    - Added or improved support for lots of 3G/4G modems (MBIM, QMI, NCM, ...)
    - Added support for 464XLAT (CLAT) [RFC 6877 + RFC 7050]
    - Netfilter performance enhancements (conntrack route cache)
    - Improved support for self-managing networks [draft-ietf-homenet-hncp]
    - Better multi-core support for the network stack
    - Improved support for MAP-E, MAP-T and LW4over6 IPv4 transitioning technologies
        [draft-ietf-softwire-map, -map-t, -map-dhcp, -lw4over6]
    - Improved network auto-setup capable of detecting and bootstrapping IPv4-only,
      6rd, Dual-Stack, IPv6-only, DS-Lite, LW4over6, MAP-E, MAP-T, 464XLAT
      and combinations without explicit configuration [based on RFC 7084]
    - Added support for Smart Queue Management (SQM) QoS, AQM and Traffic Shaping
    - Improved support for DNSSEC
* Platform and Driver Support
    - Added support for feeds of externally maintained targets
    - New mt7621 subtarget for Mediatek 11ac SoC
    - New mt76 mac80211 based wifi driver for MTK 11ac cores.
    - New mwlwifi mac80211 based wifi driver for the Marvell 88W8864
    - New bcm53xx target for Broadcom ARM BCM47xx/53xx devices
    - New mxs target for Freescale i.MX23/28 family and various boards
    - New sunxi target for AllWinner A10/A13/A20 family and various boards
    - brcm2708: support for Raspberry Pi 2
    - brcm63xx: support for BCM6318 and BCM63268 family
    - brcm63xx: improved fallback sprom support with bcma support

* Known Issues
    - KALLSYMS is active causing some devices to fail

And lots and lots of other advancements...
As always a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers, testers, supporters and documenters.


Have fun!
    The OpenWrt developer team

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Wireless Battle of the Mesh v8

The "Wireless Battle of the Mesh" is an event that aims to bring together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, OLSR, and 802.11s.

Many developers and community networkers will join the event to hack, test, discuss, explain and learn.

If you are interested in dynamic routing protocols or wireless community networks you can't miss this event!

The event is free of charge and open for all, every year we strive to keep participation costs low by negotiating deals for accommodation and food.

This years edition will take place from Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th of August 2015 in Maribor, Slovenia at Dom Obrambe Pekre, the HQ of the Slovenian HAM-Radio Association.

OpenWrt.org both support and endorses Battle of the Mesh and the multiple communities involved in the event.

Further information is found @ http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV8

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OpenWrt BarrierBreaker 14.07

The OpenWrt developers are proud to announce the final release of OpenWrt Barrier Breaker.

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  * 1/2 oz Galliano         Pour all ingredients into
  * 4 oz cold Coffee        an irish coffee mug filled
  * 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum       with crushed ice. Stir.
  * 2 tsp. Creme de Cacao
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http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07/

** Important changes since RC3 **
* various ath9k related fixes
* a few board related fixes
* fixes for packages depdending on curl
* per feed download folders

** Important changes since RC2 **
* NAT & firewall throughput improvements
* Security updates for OpenSSL & PolarSSL
* Minor fixes in DHCP & DHCPv6 handling
* Configuration support for GRE tunnels
* Various other fixes

** Important changes since RC1 **
* fix a long standing ath9k deadlock bug
* all feeds are now built
* image builder now works and RC2 contains all board specific images
* various board/stability fixes


** Highlights since Attitude Adjustment **
Default configuration and images

* Linux kernel updated to version 3.10

* Procd: new preinit, init, hotplug and event system written in C

* Native IPv6-support
    - RA & DHCPv6+PD client and server
    - Local prefix allocation & source-restricted routes
      (multihoming)

* Filesystem improvements
    - Added support for sysupgrade on NAND-flash
    - Added support for filesystem snapshot and rollback
    - Rewritten mounting system in C for rootfs and block devices

* UCI configuration improvements
    - Support for testing configuration and rollback to working    
      last working state
    - Unified change trigger system to restart services on-demand
    - Added a data validation layer

* Networking improvements
    - Netifd now handles setup and configuration reload of
      wireless interfaces
    - Added reworked event support to allow obsoleting network
      hotplug-scripts
    - Added support for dynamic firewall rules and zones
    - Added support for transparent multicast to unicast
      translation for bridges
    - Various other fixes and improvements


Additional highlights selectable in the package feeds or SDK
* Extended IPv6-support
    - Added DS-Lite support and improved 6to4, 6in4 and 6rd-support
    - Experimental support for Lightweight 4over6, MAP-E and MAP-T
    - Draft-support for self-managing home networks (HNCP)

* rpcd: new JSONRPC over HTTP-frontend for remote access to ubus

* mdns: new lightweight mdns daemon (work in progress)

* Initial support for the musl C standard library

* Support for QMI-based 3g/4g modems

* Support for DNSSEC validation

* Added architecture for package signing and SHA256 hashing

* ... and many more cool things

Package feed reorganization
For quite a while already we are not very satisfied with the quality
of the packages-feed. To address this, we decided to do a fresh start
on GitHub. The new feed https://github.com/openwrt/packages should be
used from now on and package maintainers are asked to move their
packages there. For the final release we will still build the old
packages feed but it will be necessary to enable it manually in the
opkg package list to be usable.

Additionally we would like to give a big thank you to all of our package
maintainers working on our various feeds.


New build servers
We would like to express our gratitude to Imagination Technology for
funding the 2 build servers that we used for the release.


Whats next ?
We aim at releasing Chaos Calmer (CC) before the end of the year. The
CC release will use 3.14 or a newer LTS kernel as baseline.



Have fun!
    The OpenWrt developer team

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