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OpenWrt 18.06.0-rc2 - Second Stable Release Candidate - July 2018

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The OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices. It is a complete replacement for the vendor-supplied firmware of a wide range of wireless routers and non-network devices. See the Table of Hardware for supported devices. For more information about OpenWrt project organization, see the About OpenWrt pages.

Get OpenWrt Firmware at: https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/

Highlights In OpenWrt 18.06.0-rc2

The OpenWrt community is proud to announce the second release candidate of the upcoming OpenWrt 18.06 stable version series. It incorporates over 4000 commits since the branching the previous LEDE 17.01 release and has been under development for over a year.

With this release, the re-merged OpenWrt project attempts to define a baseline for future development based on the technological modernization and refined release processes done by the former LEDE project.

Highlights of this release since the previous LEDE 17.01 and OpenWrt Chaos Calmer 15.05 versions are:

  • Linux kernel updated to version either 4.9.111 or 4.14.52, depending on the architecture
  • Updated toolchain:
    • musl libc 1.1.19+
    • uClibc-ng 1.0.30
    • glibc 2.26+
    • gcc 7.3.0
    • binutils 2.29.1
  • Updated Linux kernel:
    • Kernel 4.9.111 for ar7, ar71xx, arc770, at91, brcm2708, brcm63xx, ixp4xx, lantiq, layerscape, mpc85xx, orion, rb532 and uml
    • Kernel 4.14.52 for apm821xx, archs38, armvirt, ath25, bcm53xx, brcm47xx, cns3xxx, gemini, imx6, ipq40xx, ipq806x, kirkwood, malta, mediatek, mvebu, mxs, octeon, octeontx, omap, oxnas, pistachio, ramips, sunxi and x86
    • Backported network flow offloading support for targets using kernel 4.14
  • Network userland:
    • IPv6 related fixes in DHCPv6 client and servers
    • Firewall support for conntrack helper setup and better ipset integration
    • Introduced support for configuring GRE, GRE-TAP, VETH, VTI, VXLAN
    • CAKE v20180706 & sqm-scripts updated representing state of the art mitigations for bufferbloat
    • Wireguard VPN v20180625 with MIPS optimisations and flow-offload compatibility
  • System userland:
    • Improvements in system upgrade procedure
    • Bugfixes in the process manager, system message bus, embedded webserver and the configuration management library
  • Platform and Driver Support
    • Dropped adm5120, adm8668, au1000, mcs814x, omap24xx, ppc40x, ppc44x, xburst and zynq targets
    • Added Spectre and Meltdown mitigations as well as microcode loading support to x86
    • Rebased oxnas target on top of upstream Kernel 4.14 support
    • Updates and new device support across all targets
  • Web interface:
    • New auto-rollback functionality to revert configuration changes when access to the router is lost
    • Better support for displaying virtual interfaces and low level configuration errors
    • Security improvements

As always, a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers, testers, documenters, and supporters.

Have fun!

The OpenWrt Community

releases/18.06/notes-18.06.0-rc2.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/18 17:29 by ldir