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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 14 "​Barrier Breaker"​. ​The development of the next release, "Chaos Calmer", ​is taking place in the GIT or subversion (SVN) repository.
  
 ===== Stable Releases ===== ===== Stable Releases =====
  
-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.+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 ​or interim release ​from that branch.
  
-For pre-built images and the source code of the latest stable release are available on an [[about::​latest|extra page]].+Pre-built images and the source code of the latest stable release are available on an [[about::​latest|extra page]].
  
 ==== White Russian ==== ==== White Russian ====
  
-The legacy White Russian releases are still available, but are neither supported nor maintained+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://​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. 
  
-==== Backfire ​10.03 ====+==== Backfire ====
  
-First Backfire 10.03 release ​was in April 2010.+The first Backfire ​release, OpenWrt ​10.03was 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 ​10.03.1 ​== 
 +  * [[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 ​12.09 ====+==== Attitude Adjustment ====
  
-Attitude Adjustment 12.09 is the new stable releasetentatively to be released in December 2012. The first beta was published in September 2012 and the release candidate (rc1) in November 2012, but the final release has not yet been released.+The first Attitude Adjustment ​release, OpenWrt ​12.09, ​was released in April 2013.
  
 +== 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 is the version recommended for devices with 4mb of flash. To build a version to which important security updates have been added, download a later version than the original final release, for instance:
 +
 +  svn co -r 39407 svn://​svn.openwrt.org/​openwrt/​branches/​attitude_adjustment aa_r39407
 +
 +
 +==== Barrier Breaker ====
 +
 +Release preparations began with branching Barrier Breaker in July 2014 (r41864). It was released on October 2nd, 2014.
 +
 +  * [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​|Images]]
 +  * [[https://​lists.openwrt.org/​pipermail/​openwrt-devel/​2014-October/​028346.html|Barrier Breaker 14.07 Release Notes]]
 +
 +==== Chaos Calmer ====
 +
 +Developers have voiced the intention of releasing Chaos Calmer (CC) before the end of the year (2014)*. The CC release will use 3.18 LTS kernel as baseline.
 +
 +*There was a delay, but on May 20, 2015, Chaos Calmer reached the [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=57453|Release Candidate 1 stage]].
 ===== 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"​. ​Since then it has been renamed after each release branching to match the next release. In July 2014 it was renamed to "Chaos Calmer" with [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​41870|r41870]] and [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​41871|r41871]]
  
 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]]''​ 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]]''​
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 The following is a complete history of post White Russian releases: The following is a complete history of post White Russian releases:
  
-^ Version ^ Release date ^ Naming ^ SVN ^+                                       Version ​                                        ​  ​Release date   ​        ​Naming ​        SVN   |
 ^ Bleeding Edge ^^^^ ^ Bleeding Edge ^^^^
-| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​|Testing]] ​                    continuously ​  ​Barrier Breaker  ​ |+| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​|Testing ​- trunk snapshots]]            | continuously ​    ​     Chaos Calmer ​           |
 ^ Stable ^^^^ ^ Stable ^^^^
-| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09-rc1/|Attitude Adjustment 12.09 rc1]]    ​| ​ 2012 November ​  |  Attitude Adjustment | r34185 ​+| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​|Barrier Breaker 14.07]] ​         | 2014 October ​    ​| ​   Barrier Breaker ​   | r42625 | 
-| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​backfire/​10.03.1/​ |Backfire 10.03.1]] ​    2011 December ​  ​ Backfire ​ | r29592 | +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09/​|Attitude Adjustment 12.09]]  ​| 2013 April       |  Attitude Adjustment ​ r36088 ​
-| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​backfire/​10.03/​README|Backfire 10.03]] ​        2010 April       Backfire ​ | r20728 | +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​backfire/​10.03.1/​|Backfire 10.03.1]] ​                   | 2011 December ​         ​Backfire ​       | r29592 | 
-| Kamikaze 8.09.2 |  2010 January ​    Kamikaze ​ | r18801 | +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​backfire/​10.03/​|Backfire 10.03]] ​                       | 2010 April       ​      ​Backfire ​       | r20728 | 
-| Kamikaze 8.09.1 |  2009 June       ​ Kamikaze ​ | r16278 | +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​kamikaze/​8.09.2/​|Kamikaze 8.09.2]]                      ​| 2010 January ​    ​      ​Kamikaze ​       | r18801 | 
-| Kamikaze 8.09     ​ 2008 September ​  Kamikaze ​ | r14510 | +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​kamikaze/​8.09.1/​|Kamikaze 8.09.1]]                      ​| 2009 June              ​Kamikaze ​       | r16278 | 
-| Kamikaze 7.09     ​ 2007 September ​  Kamikaze ​  r7831 | +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​kamikaze/​8.09/​|Kamikaze 8.09]]                          ​| 2008 September ​  ​      ​Kamikaze ​       | r14510 | 
-| Kamikaze 7.07     ​ 2007 July       ​ Kamikaze ​  +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​kamikaze/​7.09/​|Kamikaze 7.09]]                          ​| 2007 September ​  ​      ​Kamikaze ​       | r7831  
-| Kamikaze 7.06     ​ 2007 June       ​ Kamikaze ​  r7204 | +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​kamikaze/​7.07/​|Kamikaze 7.07]]                          ​| 2007 July              ​Kamikaze ​              
-| White Russian 0.9 |  2007 January ​    White Russian |  r6257 |+| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​kamikaze/​7.06/​|Kamikaze 7.06]]                          ​| 2007 June              ​Kamikaze ​       | r7204  
 +| [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​whiterussian/​0.9/​|White Russian 0.9]]                   | 2007 January ​    ​    ​White Russian ​    ​| r6257  | 
  
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