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===== Bleeding Edge ===== ===== Bleeding Edge =====
-The **trunk**, currently named "Barrier Breaker&quot;, is where the current coding happens. The development branch contains everything from documentation to <color yellow>**//experimental//**</color> <color red>**//patches//**</color>! It supports more hardware but also bugs and sometimes doesn't even compile. It can be built from sources:+The **trunk**, code named **Barrier Breaker**, contains bleeding edge source code for OpenWrt. 
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 +|{{:meta:icons:tango:48px-dialog-warning.svg.png?nolink&amp;24}}| The development branch contains everything from documentation to **//experimental//** **//patches//**! Bleeding edge OpenWrt supports additional hardware; however, it's considered unstable, and sometimes won't compile.
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 +Bleeding edge can be built from sources:
  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/trunk|Buildroot Sources]] ([[https://dev.openwrt.org/log/trunk|Recent Changes]])   * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/trunk|Buildroot Sources]] ([[https://dev.openwrt.org/log/trunk|Recent Changes]])
  * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/packages|Package Sources]] ([[https://dev.openwrt.org/log/packages|Recent Changes]])   * [[https://dev.openwrt.org/browser/packages|Package Sources]] ([[https://dev.openwrt.org/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. The bots build for most specific build targets (i.e. devices). For more information about the automated build process, see the buildbot page http://buildbot.openwrt.org:8010/. The builds are available in the snapshot directory of the OpenWrt download page:
  * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/|Snapshot Images]]   * [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/|Snapshot Images]]
 +While the build process is automated and is mostly functioning, it's highly advisable that you **check the dates on the files** before downloading them to prevent installing an outdated version.
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 +If opkg is complaining that the packages list is too old, it is possible that the last few buildbot runs have failed for your platform and the packages are already a few days old.
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 +Buildbot also reports which packages fail to build, so 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.
 +[[http://buildbot.openwrt.org:8010/broken_packages/]]
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 +E.g. for ar71xx: [[http://buildbot.openwrt.org:8010/broken_packages/ar71xx/]]
===== Older Releases ===== ===== Older Releases =====

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