The initial reason for this project was the absence of a free, clean, extensible and easily maintainable web user interface for embedded devices. While most similar configuration interfaces make heavy use of the Shell-scripting language, LuCI:
That ensures better performance, smaller installation size, faster runtimes and simple maintainability.
Meanwhile LuCI evolved from a MVC-Webframework to a collection of several libraries, applications and user interfaces with general purpose for Lua programmers while the focus still remains on the web user interface which also became an official part of OpenWrt releases since OpenWrt 'Kamikaze' 8.09.
luci-ssl are meta-packages. Here you see what they comprise, the sizes are in Bytes compiled for the ar71xx platform. They should differ too much from binaries compiled for other architectures. Also note, that with JFFS2 it is not possible to precisely predict the occupied space.
In case you want to use a different web server than uhttpd and not install uhttpd at all, do not install the meta-package because it includes it. Install the individual components instead and a web server of your choice. The article webserver shows you some choices from the repos.
|luci||779||Meta package. Standard OpenWrt set including full and mini admin and the standard theme|
|uhttpd||23778||uHTTPd is a tiny single threaded HTTP server with TLS, CGI and Lua support. It is intended as a drop-in replacement for the Busybox HTTP daemon.|
|luci-mod-admin-full||60827||LuCI Administration - full-featured for full control|
|luci-mod-admin-core||5257||Web UI Core module|
|luci-theme-bootstrap||13801||Bootstrap theme (default)|
|luci-app-firewall||16630||Firmware and Portforwarding application|
|firewall||11603||UCI based firewall for OpenWrt /etc/config/firewall /etc/firewall.user. Dependencies: iptables, iptables-mod-conntrack, iptables-mod-nat|
|luci-app-initmgr||5713||LuCI Initscript Management|
|libiwinfo||25362||Wireless information library with consistent interface for proprietary Broadcom, madwifi, nl80211 and wext driver interfaces.|
|luci-lib-ipkg||2846||LuCI IPKG/OPKG call abstraction library|
|luci-theme-base||25065||Common base for all themes|
|libnl-tiny||14390||This package contains a stripped down version of libnl|
|liblua||81477||Lua is a powerful light-weight programming language designed for extending applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language. Lua is free software. This package contains the Lua shared libraries, needed by other programs.|
|lua||9069||Lua is a powerful light-weight programming language designed for extending applications. Lua is also frequently used as a general-purpose, stand-alone language. Lua is free software. This package contains the Lua language interpreter. (5.1.4-7)|
|luci-lib-sys||15795||LuCI Linux/POSIX system library|
|luci-lib-nixio||31683||NIXIO POSIX library|
|luci-lib-core||28096||LuCI core libraries|
|luci-sgi-cgi||2420||CGI Gateway behind existing Webserver|
|luci-lib-lmo||4714||LuCI LMO I18N library|
|Additionally Required for HTTPS|
|luci-ssl||782||Meta package. Standard OpenWrt set including full admin, the standard theme + HTTPS support. Installs px5g and libustream-mbedtls by default (since Dec2016)|
|(uhttpd-mod-tls)||5825||The TLS plugin adds HTTPS support to uHTTPd. Note: Not needed since r35295 in Jan2013 as uhttpd is always built ready to utilize SSL library via a libustream- library|
|uhttpd-mod-lua||9178||The Lua plugin adds a CGI-like Lua runtime interface to uHTTPd.|
|px5g||28480||Px5g is a tiny standalone X.509 certificate generator. It's suitable to create key files and certificates in DER and PEM format for use with stunnel, uhttpd and others.|
|Internationalization and localization packages|
|luci-i18n-xxx||?????||Please confer to https://github.com/openwrt/luci/wiki/i18n for an overview of the translation progress.|