Barrier Breaker

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

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   * 4 oz cold Coffee        an irish coffee mug filled
   * 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum       with crushed ice. Stir.
   * 2 tsp. Creme de Cacao

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
  1. RA & DHCPv6+PD client and server
  2. Local prefix allocation & source-restricted routes (multihoming)
  • Filesystem improvements
  1. Added support for sysupgrade on NAND-flash
  2. Added support for filesystem snapshot and rollback
  3. Rewritten mounting system in C for rootfs and block devices
  • UCI configuration improvements
  1. Support for testing configuration and rollback to working last working state
  2. Unified change trigger system to restart services on-demand
  3. Added a data validation layer
  • Networking improvements
  1. Netifd now handles setup and configuration reload of wireless interfaces
  2. Added reworked event support to allow obsoleting network hotplug-scripts
  3. Added support for dynamic firewall rules and zones
  4. Added support for transparent multicast to unicast translation for bridges
  5. Various other fixes and improvements

Additional highlights selectable in the package feeds or SDK

  • Extended IPv6-support
  1. Added DS-Lite support and improved 6to4, 6in4 and 6rd-support
  2. Experimental support for Lightweight 4over6, MAP-E and MAP-T
  3. 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 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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  • Last modified: 2018/08/08 10:26
  • by tmomas