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In the beginning of 2005 some new developers joined the team. After some months of closed development the team decided to publish the first "experimental" versions of OpenWrt. The experimental versions use a heavily customized build system based on buildroot2 from the uclibc project. In the beginning of 2005 some new developers joined the team. After some months of closed development the team decided to publish the first "experimental" versions of OpenWrt. The experimental versions use a heavily customized build system based on buildroot2 from the uclibc project.
-OpenWrt uses official GNU/Linux kernel sources and only adds patches for the system on chip and drivers for the network interfaces. The developer team tries to re-implement most of the proprietary code inside the GPL tarballs of the different vendors. There are free tools for writing new firmware images directly into the flash (mtd), for configuring the wireless lan chip (wlcompat/wificonf) and to program the VLAN-capable switch via the proc filesystem. The codename of the first OpenWrt release is "White Russian", a popular cocktail. The development of the White Russian line has ended with the release of OpenWrt 0.9.+OpenWrt uses official GNU/Linux kernel sources and only adds patches for the system on chip and drivers for the network interfaces. The developer team tries to re-implement most of the proprietary code inside the GPL tarballs of the different vendors. There are free tools for writing new firmware images directly into the flash (mtd), for configuring the wireless lan chip (wlcompat/wificonf) and to program the VLAN-capable switch via the proc filesystem.
-The development of the next release is taking place in our subversion (SVN) repository.+The codename of the first OpenWrt release is "White Russian". ((White Russian is a popular cocktail. Subsequent releases follow with other cocktails. The banner that is shown in the command line interface when you log in using telnet or SSH shows the preparation formula, if you're interested.)) The development of the White Russian line has ended with the release of OpenWrt 0.9. Subsequent releases continue the version scheme without the '.0' prefix, and with the version number derived roughly from the year in which the release falls. Consequently, OpenWrt 7 and 8, both in the "Kamikaze" stream, were released throughout 2007-2008. In 2010 OpenWrt 10 was ready, in a new release line codenamed "Backfire". The current newest stable release is OpenWrt 12 "Attitude Adjustment". The development of the next release, "Barrier Breaker", is taking place in the GIT or subversion (SVN) repository.
-===== White Russian ===== +===== Stable Releases ===== 
-The legacy White Russian releases are still available, but are neither supported nor maintained:+ 
 +Stable release version numbers are made from the year and the month when a new stable branch was created. An additional third number indicates a service or interim release from that branch. 
 + 
 +Pre-built images and the source code of the latest stable release are available on an [[about::latest|extra page]]. 
 + 
 +==== White Russian ==== 
 + 
 +The legacy White Russian releases are still available, but are neither supported nor maintained. The latest White Russian release has version 0.9, released in 2007.
  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/whiterussian/newest/|Final White Russian release]]   * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/whiterussian/newest/|Final White Russian release]]
  * [[http://dev.openwrt.org/browser/branches/whiterussian|Subversion branch]]   * [[http://dev.openwrt.org/browser/branches/whiterussian|Subversion branch]]
-===== Buildroot-NG and Kamikaze =====+==== Buildroot-NG and Kamikaze ====
Substantial improvements to the build environment were made under the <color green>Buildroot-NG</color> fork in August and September 2006, and these were merged back into the main Kamikaze development branch in mid-October 2006 and became the first official Kamikaze release. There were several Kamikaze releases in 2007-2010. Substantial improvements to the build environment were made under the <color green>Buildroot-NG</color> fork in August and September 2006, and these were merged back into the main Kamikaze development branch in mid-October 2006 and became the first official Kamikaze release. There were several Kamikaze releases in 2007-2010.
Some documentation of the [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/docs/buildroot-documentation.html|earlier system]] (which was also used in White Russian builds) is still available; the basics remain similar in the current bleeding-edge trunk. Some documentation of the [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/docs/buildroot-documentation.html|earlier system]] (which was also used in White Russian builds) is still available; the basics remain similar in the current bleeding-edge trunk.
-===== Backfire 10.03 =====+==== Backfire ====
-First Backfire 10.03 release was in April 2010.+The first Backfire release, OpenWrt 10.03, was released in April 2010. A maintenance release (Backfire 10.03.1) was released in December 2011.
-The maintenance release 10.03.1 was released in December 2011.+== Backfire 10.03 == 
 +  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03/|Images]] 
 +  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03/README|Release Notes]] 
 +  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/milestone/Backfire%2010.03|Changelog]] 
 +  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/tags/backfire_10.03|SVN Tag]]
-===== Attitude Adjustment 12.09 ===== 
-Attitude Adjustment 12.09 is the new stable release, to be released in October 2012. The first beta was published in September 2012, but the final release has not yet been released.+== Backfire 10.03.1 == 
 +  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1/|Images]] 
 +  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1/README|Release Notes]] 
 +  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/milestone/Backfire%2010.03.1|Changelog]] 
 +  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/tags/backfire_10.03.1|SVN Tag]] 
 + 
 +==== Attitude Adjustment ==== 
 + 
 +The first Attitude Adjustment release, OpenWrt 12.09, was released in April 2013. A maintenance release (Attitude Adjustment 12.09.1) is planned <del>for August / September 2013</del>. 
 + 
 +== Attitude Adjustment 12.09 == 
 +  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09|Images]] 
 +  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/README|Release Notes]] 
 +  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/milestone/Attitude%20Adjustment%2012.09|Changelog (not summarised yet)]] 
 +  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/tags/attitude_adjustment_12.09|SVN Tag]] 
 + 
 +== Attitude Adjustment 12.09.1 == 
 +  * Images 
 +  * Release Notes 
 +  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/milestone/Attitude%20Adjustment%2012.09.1|Changelog (not summarised yet)]] 
 +  * SVN Tag 
 + 
 +==== Barrier Breaker ==== 
 + 
 +The third release candidate of Barrier Breaker was released on August, 13th 2014. Here post in the forum [[https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=242292#p242292|Barrier Breaker 14.07-rc3 Release Notes]]. 
 + 
 +  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07-rc3/|RC3 Images]] 
 + 
 +==== Chaos Chalmer ==== 
 + 
 +We aim at releasing Chaos Calmer (CC) before the end of the year (2014). The 
 +CC release will use 3.14 or a newer LTS kernel as baseline.
===== Bleeding edge / trunk ===== ===== Bleeding edge / trunk =====
 +
The bleeding edge development trunk, where the main development is being made, is called as "trunk" in the SVN repository. The bleeding edge development trunk, where the main development is being made, is called as "trunk" in the SVN repository.
-Until February 2011 it was confusingly also called "Kamikaze" (like an earlier stable branch), but with [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/25514|r25514]] it was renamed to "Attitude Adjustment". After AA was branched in October 2012, the trunk was renamed to "Barrier Breaker" with [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/33666|r33666]].+Until February 2011 it was confusingly also called "Kamikaze" (like an earlier stable branch), but with [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/25514|r25514]] it was renamed to "Attitude Adjustment".
-The name of the currently installed version is displayed in the console ''[[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/trunk/package/base-files/files/etc/banner|/etc/banner]]''+After AA was branched in October 2012, the trunk was renamed to "Barrier Breaker" with [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/33666|r33666]].
 +After BB was branched in July 2014, the trunk was renamed to "Chaos Calmer" with [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/41870|r41870]] and [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/41871|r41871]]
-===== Stable Releases ===== +The name of the currently installed version is displayed in the console ''[[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/trunk/package/base-files/files/etc/banner|/etc/banner]]''
- +
-Stable release version numbers are made from the year and the month when a new stable branch was created. An additional third number indicates service releases from that branch.+
-For pre-built images and the source code of the latest stable release are available on an [[about::latest|extra page]].+===== Timeline =====
-The following is a complete history of post White Russian releases (follow the links for release notes):+The following is a complete history of post White Russian releases:
-^ Version ^ Release date ^ Naming ^ +^ Version ^ Release date ^ Naming ^ SVN ^ {{ :media:openwrtsvnbranches3.png|}} | 
-^ Bleeding Edge ^^^ +^ Bleeding Edge ^^^^ ::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/|Testing]]                   |  continuously  |  Barrier Breaker  | +| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/|Testing - trunk snapshots]] |  continuously  |  Barrier Breaker  |  |:::
-^ Stable ^^^ +^ Stable ^^^^ ::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09-beta/|Attitude Adjustment 12.09 beta]]    |  2012 October(?)   |  Attitude Adjustment | +| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/|Attitude Adjustment 12.09]]    |  2013 April   |  Attitude Adjustment | r36088 | :::
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1/ |Backfire 10.03.1]]    |  2011 December  |  Backfire  | +| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03.1/ |Backfire 10.03.1]]    |  2011 December  |  Backfire  | r29592 | ::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03/README|Backfire 10.03]]        |  2010 April      |  Backfire  | +| Backfire 10.03 |  2010 April      |  Backfire  | r20728 | ::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/8.09.2/release.txt|Kamikaze 8.09.2]] |  2010 January    |  Kamikaze  | +| Kamikaze 8.09.2 |  2010 January    |  Kamikaze  | r18801 |::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/8.09.1/release.txt|Kamikaze 8.09.1]] |  2009 June      |  Kamikaze  | +| Kamikaze 8.09.1 |  2009 June      |  Kamikaze  | r16278 |::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/8.09/release.txt|Kamikaze 8.09]]     |  2008 September  |  Kamikaze  | +| Kamikaze 8.09    |  2008 September  |  Kamikaze  | r14510 |::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/7.09/release.txt|Kamikaze 7.09]]     |  2007 September  |  Kamikaze  | +| Kamikaze 7.09    |  2007 September  |  Kamikaze  | r7831 |::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/7.07/release.txt|Kamikaze 7.07]]     |  2007 July      |  Kamikaze  | +| Kamikaze 7.07    |  2007 July      |  Kamikaze  | |::: | 
-| [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/kamikaze/7.06/release.txt|Kamikaze 7.06]]     |  2007 June      |  Kamikaze  | +| Kamikaze 7.06    |  2007 June      |  Kamikaze  | r7204 |::: | 
-|   | 2007 January    | White Russian 0.9 |  +| White Russian 0.9 |  2007 January    |  White Russian |  r6257 |::: |
-2006 November  |  White Russian RC6  |  +
-2006 March      | White Russian RC5  |  +
-|  |  2005 November  |  White Russian RC4  |  +
-|  |  2005 September  |  White Russian RC3  |  +
-|  |  2005 Juli      |  White Russian RC2  |  +
-|  |  2005 Juni      |  White Russian RC1  |  +
-|  |  2005 February  |  Before experimental  |+
-===== Timeline in SVN ===== 
-{{ doc:howto:code_overview.png}} 

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