Roadmap and Release Goals for 21.02

This page lists the “roadmap” and the release goals in our plan for OpenWrt 21.02, the next major release of OpenWrt, can be released.

Status Feature Description References
WIP DSA Distributed Switch Architecture is the upstream replacement for swconfig Core support and netifd should be working. Missing: LuCI (Wireless bridge-vlan support), documentation. mail thread
OK HTTPS client support enabled by default Enable HTTPS support in uclient-fetch by including libustream-wolfssl, fetch opkg packages using HTTPS e79df3516d3e2931a2a2964cadfed0af99acef49
OK optional HTTPS for LuCI web interface Based on wolfssl, using self-signed certificate Should be ready just needs px5g-wolfssl package in the release image mail thread
OK WPA3 support possible by default Make WPA3 selection possible by default using wolfssl wpad-basic-wolfssl package
OK Improve security of ImageBuilder Check signatures commit
OK compat-version Prevent “seamless” upgrade with incompatible config (like swconfig→DSA) Documentation Main Patchset
Status Type Description References
OK Device support Stop building for devices with 4M flash 6da5356195003, 55e2d5eb3b
OK Target removal Drop unmaintained ixp4xx target 28fd4ac512ec
OK Target removal Drop ar71xx that has been superseded by ath79 ar71xx-ath79
OK Target removal Drop 4.14 targets that were not ported to kernel 5.4: ath25, rb532, samsung. 94198e, bc88ee, 95acc4
OK Target removal Drop 4.19 target that was not ported to kernel 5.4: cns3xxx. a9790d
OK Target update Update ramips/rtxxxx subtargets (currently 4.14 with 5.4 testing kernel)
OK Target update Use 5.4 as default kernel for bcm47xx and bcm53xx
OK Target rename brcm2708 to bcm27xx, brcm47xx to bcm47xx, brcm63xx to bcm63xx 20.xx.major.changes
OK Device rename Use vendor_model-variant scheme for device/image names, harmonize board names 20.xx.major.changes
Status Component Version Description References
OK GCC 8.4 Too risky to update above 8.4 Meeting notes
OK musl 1.1.24 Too risky to update to 1.2 now Meeting notes, musl 1.2 thread
OK Linux 5.4 Drop targets that was not ported to kernel 5.4 (see above)
OK wolfssl 4.6.0 Latest upstream version
OK busybox 1.33.0
WIP mac80211 5.10
WIP hostapd ? Pending 5.10 backports from Hauke and commit from John. Add AX support.
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  • Last modified: 2021/03/26 11:33
  • by richb-hanover