OpenWrt 15.05 "Chaos Calmer"

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

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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


Highlights since Barrier Breaker

  • Linux kernel updated to version 3.18
  • Improved Security Features
    1. Rewritten package signing architecture based on ed25519
    2. Added support for jails
    3. Added support for hardened builds
  • Improved Networking Support
    1. Added or improved support for lots of 3G/4G modems (MBIM, QMI, NCM, ...)
    2. Added support for 464XLAT (CLAT) [RFC 6877 + RFC 7050]
    3. Netfilter performance enhancements (conntrack route cache)
    4. Improved support for self-managing networks [draft-ietf-homenet-hncp]
    5. Better multi-core support for the network stack
    6. Improved support for MAP-E, MAP-T and LW4over6 IPv4 transitioning technologies
      [draft-ietf-softwire-map, -map-t, -map-dhcp, -lw4over6]
    7. 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]
    8. Added support for Smart Queue Management (SQM) QoS, AQM and Traffic Shaping
    9. Improved support for DNSSEC
  • Platform and Driver Support
    1. Added support for feeds of externally maintained targets
    2. New mt7621 subtarget for Mediatek 11ac SoC
    3. New mt76 mac80211 based wifi driver for MTK 11ac cores.
    4. New mwlwifi mac80211 based wifi driver for the Marvell 88W8864
    5. New bcm53xx target for Broadcom ARM BCM47xx/53xx devices
    6. New mxs target for Freescale i.MX23/28 family and various boards
    7. New sunxi target for AllWinner A10/A13/A20 family and various boards
    8. brcm2708: support for Raspberry Pi 2
    9. brcm63xx: support for BCM6318 and BCM63268 family
    10. 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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  • Last modified: 2018/08/08 10:48
  • by tmomas