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OpenWrt 19.07.0-rc1 - First Release Candidate - 6 November 2019

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 OpenWrt 19.07.0-rc1, r10649-c4fdb377a2
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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.

An upgrade from OpenWrt 18.06 to OpenWrt 19.07 is supported in many cases with the help of the sysupgrade utility which will also attempt to preserve the configuration. A configuration backup is advised nonetheless when upgrading to OpenWrt 18.06.

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

Highlights In OpenWrt 19.07.0-rc1

The OpenWrt community is proud to announce the first release candidate of the upcoming OpenWrt 19.07 stable version series. It incorporates over 3700 commits since branching the previous OpenWrt 18.06 release and has been under development for about one a half year.

With this release the OpenWrt project brings all supported targets back to a single common kernel version and to further refines and broadens existing device support. It also provides initial support for the new ath79 target, the future device tree based successor of the popular ar71xx target.

Highlights of this release since the previous OpenWrt 18.06 version are:

  • Updated toolchain:
    • musl libc 1.1.24
    • uClibc-ng 1.0.31
    • glibc 2.27
    • gcc 7.4.0
    • binutils 2.31.1
  • Updated Linux kernel
    • 4.14.151 for all targets
    • Flow offloading bugfixes
  • Network userland:
    • hostapd 2.7, dnsmasq 2.80, dropbear 2019.78
    • Fixes in network and wireless configuration handling
    • Bugfixes in DHCPv6 client and server
    • WPA3 configuration support
  • System userland:
    • busybox 1.30.1
    • Sysupgrade support for backup and upgrade capability checks
    • Contains urngd, non-physical true random number generator daemon based on timing jitter
    • Bugfixes in the process manager, system message bus, embedded web server and the configuration management library
  • Platform and Driver Support
    • Dropped adm5120, adm8668, ar7, au1000, ixp4xx, mcs814x, omap24xx, ppc40x, ppc44x and xburst target
    • Updates and new device support across all targets
  • Web interface:
    • Client side rendering of views for improved performance
    • Security fixes

Known issues:

  • Sysupgrade from ar71xx to ath79 and vice versa is not officially supported, a full manual reinstall is recommended to switch targets for devices supported by both ar71xx and ath79
  • Images for some device became too big to support a persistent overlay, causing such models to lose configuration after a reboot. If you experience this problem, please report the affected device and consider downgrading to OpenWrt 18.06 or using the Image Builder to pack a smaller custom image
  • Some optional GUI packages crash with an error about missing “cbi.lua”, install the “luci-compat” package to fix these

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

Have fun!

The OpenWrt Community

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releases/19.07/notes-19.07.0-rc1.txt · Last modified: 2019/12/02 08:11 by zorun