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-====== ​Latest Releases ​======+====== ​Choosing an OpenWrt Version ​======
-===== Stable Branch =====+The general method for picking the right image is to visit the [[:​toh:​start|Table of Hardware]], then search for your device. Supported devices will have a //Details Page// that gives instructions for installing the most recent stable firmware for your device.
-The current stable branch is **Backfire** and the most recent release is **OpenWrt ​10.03.1 '​Backfire'​**. Binaries and source code are available here:+If there isn't a Details Page or a pre-built image for your device, follow ​the [[doc:​howto:​build|Building ​OpenWrt]] instructions to build a custom image.
-  * [[http://​​backfire/​10.03.1/​|Images]] (Downloads) +Any bugs in the firmware should be reported via the [[https://​​timeline|ticket system]]. Before reporting a new bug please first search for similar bugs.
-  * [[http://​​backfire/​10.03.1/​README|Release Notes]] +
-  * [[https://​​milestone/​Backfire%2010.03.1|Changelog]] +
-  * [[https://​​browser/​tags/​backfire_10.03.1|SVN Tag]]+
-**Attitude Adjustment 12.09** is currently in beta phase and is expected to be released in October 2012:+===== Stable releases =====
-  * [[http://​​attitude_adjustment|Images]] (Downloads)+If you are a newcomer to OpenWrt, you should install the current stable release. See the Details Page for your router (check the Table of Hardware), or read the [[about:history]] page. 
 +Where is the download page??? 
 +===== Community Releases =====
 +Some forum members provide custom OpenWrt Images. Visit [[https://​​viewforum.php?​id=16|OpenWrt Community Releases]] for more. 
 +===== Older Releases =====
 Please visit [[about:​history|the version history page]] for an overview of previous releases. Please visit [[about:​history|the version history page]] for an overview of previous releases.
-The general method for picking the right image is visiting the [[:​toh:​start|Table of Hardware]] (which has replaced the  [[oldwiki:​oldtableofhardware|old version of the Table]]), then matching the "​Platform & Frequency"​ of your device with the image you're downloading. ​ Sometimes, the "​Status"​ column will have additional information for your device, such as building its image or device-specific installation instructions. 
-If there isn't a pre-built image for your device, follow ​the [[doc:howto:​build|Building OpenWrt]] instructions to build a custom image.+===== File naming ===== 
 +Please see the notes and explanations here: [[doc/howto/​​file naming]]
-Any bugs in the firmware should be reported via the [[https://​​newticket|ticket system]]. 
 ===== Bleeding Edge ===== ===== Bleeding Edge =====
-The **trunk**, currently named as "​Barrier Breaker", ​is where the current coding happensIt supports ​more hardware ​but sometimes ​doesn't compile. ​It can be built from sources:+The development branch (trunk), code named **Designated Driver**, contains bleeding edge source code for OpenWrt.  
 +|{{:​meta:​icons:​tango:​48px-dialog-warning.svg.png?​nolink&​24}}| The development branch can contain experimental code that is under active development and should not be used for production environmentsBleeding edge OpenWrt ​supports ​additional ​hardware; however, it's considered unstable, and sometimes ​won't compile. ​
 +Bleeding edge can be built from sources:
   * [[https://​​browser/​trunk|Buildroot Sources]] ([[https://​​log/​trunk|Recent Changes]])   * [[https://​​browser/​trunk|Buildroot Sources]] ([[https://​​log/​trunk|Recent Changes]])
   * [[https://​​browser/​packages|Package Sources]] ([[https://​​log/​packages|Recent Changes]])   * [[https://​​browser/​packages|Package Sources]] ([[https://​​log/​packages|Recent Changes]])
-Or some limited ​snapshots are available, though it's highly advisable ​that you **check the dates on the files** before downloading them:+Alternatively,​ pre-built ​snapshots are available. The so-called buildbots are automated machines ​that run build scripts around the clock to keep recent snapshots available for install. 
 +|{{:​meta:​icons:​tango:​48px-dialog-warning.svg.png?​nolink&​24}}| ​**Prebuilt trunk images do not come with any web interface or GUI**. You will need to be comfortable using a command line and remote shell to install one yourself: [[doc:​howto:​luci.essentials|LuCI Essentials]] ​ | 
 +The bots build for most specific build targets (i.e. devices). For more information about the automated build process, see the buildbot page http://​​8010/​. The builds are available in the snapshot directory of the OpenWrt download page:
   * [[http://​​snapshots/​trunk/​|Snapshot Images]]   * [[http://​​snapshots/​trunk/​|Snapshot Images]]
-===== Choice ===== 
-At any time, there are two branches of OpenWrt: the latest stable (Backfire), the latest beta (Attitude Adjustment) or the latest nightly build (Barrier Breaker). There are advantages and disadvantages to both choices. 
-First, there is the usual difference that the nightly build contains all latest updates and fixes, and allows you to use all OpenWrt features currently supported on your router. However, this also means you could hit a bug which was only recently introduced and has not been fixed yet. The release is tested more thoroughly, and is usually safer. Generally, if you wish to play it safe, install the release; if you wish to experiment and write custom scripts, install the nightly build. 
-Keep in mind that the firmware recovery mode of the DIR-825 allows you to boot from an alternative firmware and re-flash your router, even if you bricked it. This should make it a little safer to use the nightly build even if you get cold feet. 
-Secondly, there is a small difference I noticed myself between these versions: as the release is more polished, you will have the Luci web interface installed by default, where as with the nightly you need to install it via SSH yourself first. This confirms once again the nightly is tailored for the adventurous type, where as the release is safer and easier. 
-One small note: as of the time of writing, I noticed the aiccu package for SixXS IPv6 tunnels is not working on the Backfire release, while it is on the nightly builds. 
-Once you have decided which version you are going to install, grab the image from the download server. 
-For the release, go to: http://​​backfire/​10.03.1/​ar71xx/​ (substitute 10.03.1 with the latest version of the backfire release, if necessary substitue backfire as well with the name of the latest release). 
-For the nightly, go to: http://​​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​ 
-In both cases, grab the file with dir-825 in the filename. 
-Now you have to decide if you wish the squashfs or jffs2 version. The difference being the squashfs version uses a read-only file system with a read-write overlay; ​and the jffs2 version uses a read-write file system. In the end, you can make modifications to both versions, but you are either making it straight on the file system or on the transparent overlay. The overlay ​version ​(squashfs) is slightly safer, where as the jffs2 version is more powerful. For normal usage, squashfs is more than enough.+While the build process is automated ​and is mostly functioningit's highly advisable that you **check ​the dates on the files** before downloading them to prevent installing an outdated ​version.
-Finallydecide which version you need:+If opkg is complaining that the packages list is too oldit is possible that the last few buildbot runs have failed for your platform and the packages are already a few days old. 
-If you are going to install via the normal DIR-825 firmware uploadgrab the file with factory ​in the name.+Buildbot also reports which packages fail to buildso that developers get feedback on possible errors. So when wondering why a package is not currently available ​in trunk, you could also check the "​broken packages"​ list for your platform. 
-If you are going to the use backup loader (see below for instructions),​ grab the file with backup-loader in the nameIf you bricked your router, this is the only way to go.+E.g. for ar71xx: [[http://​​8010/​broken_packages/​ar71xx/​]]
-If you already have OpenWRT and you wish to upgrade while keeping your settings, use the file with sysupgrade in the name. 
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