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What is the difference between a release and a snapshot build?

A release build of OpenWrt is a stable version of the firmware. It is expected to be supported for the long term, and is safe to use in production, or with your family.

A snapshot (or trunk) build is a version of OpenWrt that is “in development”. These are rebuilt frequently, often multiple times a day. Although they are the latest version, there is no guarantee that any particular snapshot build will be bug-free, or even work at all.

See also Development builds / snapshots

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faq/difference_between_a_release_and_a_trunk_build.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/15 13:17 by tmomas