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Kamikaze 8.09

The long awaited 8.09 release is finally done. We took some extra time to give it a lot of testing, to make sure that it's stable.

You can find it here: http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/8.09/

The source code repository URL is https://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/tags/8.09
If necessary, updates will be committed at https://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/branches/8.09
Packages were built from https://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/branches/packages_8.09 with SVN revision r14365

List of supported platforms:

  • AMCC Taishan
  • AMD Alchemy (MeshCube)
  • Atheros AR531x/231x based routers
  • Atmel AVR32
  • Broadcom 47xx based routers (Linux 2.4 and 2.6)
  • Infineon/ADMtek ADM5120
  • IXP42x/43x
  • MagicBox
  • MikroTik RouterBoard 532
  • RDC SoC
  • Texas Instruments AR7
  • User-Mode Linux (source only)
  • x86 based boards

Changes from RC2 to 8.09:

  • Fixes for LuCI
  • More toolchain fixes for PowerPC
  • A small madwifi bugfix
  • Tx power handling fixes for multiple 802.11 drivers
  • Firewall fixes

Changes from RC1 to RC2:

  • Stability fixes for MadWiFi
  • Firewall fixes
  • Lots of package updates
  • PPPoE hotplug fixes
  • Atheros AR231x ethernet driver fixes
  • PowerPC fixes
  • ADM5120 support for both little and big endian
  • AVR32 compiler upgrade
  • Fixes for Broadcom 2.4 (stability, support for fixed bssid in ad-hoc mode)
  • Improved ethernet driver performance for Broadcom 47xx (Linux 2.4 and 2.6)

List of major changes from 7.09 to 8.09:

  • Busybox upgraded to 1.11.2
  • Kernel upgrades for all targets
  • uClibc upgraded to 0.9.29
  • Firewall rewrite, fully modular netfilter/iptables support
    1. Syntax of /etc/config/firewall converted to UCI
  • ipkg package manager replaced with opkg
    1. package lists moved to ramdisk, lists are not retained between reboots.
    2. 'opkg update' must be run after each reboot before new packages are installed
  • Broadcom 47xx running reliably with the new Kernel, including b43 wireless driver
    1. WEP, WDS and multi-SSID not yet supported
    2. AP mode and STA mode are supported with WPA, WPA2, or no encryption
  • IMQ and Traffic shaping fixed with newer kernels (2.6.25+)
  • Sysupgrade for x86, broadcom and adm5120
  • New web interface (LuCI, Lua Configuration Interface)
  • New HAL and driver for Atheros based WiFi cards
  • Attention towards the integration of security updates
  • Build system cleanup
  • Package maintaining and updates between releases

List of known issues:

  • The b43 driver included in 8.09 is still not fully stable, so it's not suitable for production use yet.
releases/8.09/notes-8.09.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/08 12:12 by tmomas