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nostradamus1935 [Choosing an OpenWrt Version] Moving text from Attitude adjustment section and mentioning "Target(s)" column
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 ====== Choosing an OpenWrt Version ====== ====== Choosing an OpenWrt Version ======
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 +The general method for picking the right image is visiting the [[:​toh:​start|Table of Hardware]], then matching the "​Target(s)"​ and "​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.
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 +If there isn't a pre-built image for your device, follow the [[doc:​howto:​build|Building OpenWrt]] instructions to build a custom image.
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 +Any bugs in the firmware should be reported via the [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​timeline|ticket system]]. Before reporting a new bug please first search for similar bugs.
 ===== Stable releases ===== ===== Stable releases =====
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 +==== Barrier Breaker ====
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 +The current stable version Barrier Breaker 14.07 was released on October 2nd, 2014. It is based on **''​r42625''​**. See [[http://​wiki.openwrt.org/​doc/​barrier.breaker]]
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 +  * [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​|Images]] download
 +  * [[https://​lists.openwrt.org/​pipermail/​openwrt-devel/​2014-October/​028346.html|Announcement]]
  
 ==== Attitude Adjustment ==== ==== Attitude Adjustment ====
  
 The 12.09 "​Attitude Adjustment"​ version has been released on 25 April 2013 -  The 12.09 "​Attitude Adjustment"​ version has been released on 25 April 2013 - 
-it marks the current ​stable version of OpenWrt. ​ It is based on **''​r36088''​**.+it marks the previous ​stable version of OpenWrt. ​ It is based on **''​r36088''​**.
  
   * [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09|Images]] (Downloads)   * [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09|Images]] (Downloads)
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   * [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​browser/​tags/​attitude_adjustment_12.09|SVN Tag]]   * [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​browser/​tags/​attitude_adjustment_12.09|SVN Tag]]
  
-The general method for picking the right image is visiting the [[:​toh:​start|Table of Hardware]], 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.+===== Bleeding Edge =====
  
-Any bugs in the firmware should be reported via the [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​timeline|ticket system]]. Before reporting a new bug please first search ​for similar bugs.+The development branch (trunk), code named **Chaos Calmer**, contains bleeding edge source code for OpenWrt
  
-===== Bleeding ​Edge =====+|{{:​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 environments. ​Bleeding ​edge OpenWrt supports additional hardware; however, it's considered unstable, and sometimes won't compile. |
  
-The **trunk**, currently named "​Barrier Breaker",​ 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:+ 
 +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. 
 +|{{:​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://​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]]
  
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 +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/​]]
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 +===== Community Releases =====
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 +Some forum members provide custom OpenWrt Images. Visit [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewforum.php?​id=16|OpenWrt Community Releases]] for more.
  
 ===== Older Releases ===== ===== Older Releases =====
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