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Barrier Breaker

Release announcement:

Release Announcement

The OpenWrt developers are proud to announce the final release of OpenWrt Barrier Breaker.

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Important changes since RC3

Important changes since RC2

Important changes since RC1

Highlights since Attitude Adjustment

Default configuration and images

  1. RA & DHCPv6+PD client and server
  2. Local prefix allocation & source-restricted routes (multihoming)
  1. Added support for sysupgrade on NAND-flash
  2. Added support for filesystem snapshot and rollback
  3. Rewritten mounting system in C for rootfs and block devices
  1. Support for testing configuration and rollback to working last working state
  2. Unified change trigger system to restart services on-demand
  3. Added a data validation layer
  1. Netifd now handles setup and configuration reload of wireless interfaces
  2. Added reworked event support to allow obsoleting network hotplug-scripts
  3. Added support for dynamic firewall rules and zones
  4. Added support for transparent multicast to unicast translation for bridges
  5. Various other fixes and improvements

Additional highlights selectable in the package feeds or SDK

  1. Added DS-Lite support and improved 6to4, 6in4 and 6rd-support
  2. Experimental support for Lightweight 4over6, MAP-E and MAP-T
  3. Draft-support for self-managing home networks (HNCP)

Package feed reorganization

For quite a while already we are not very satisfied with the quality of the packages-feed. To address this, we decided to do a fresh start on GitHub. The new feed should be used from now on and package maintainers are asked to move their packages there. For the final release we will still build the old packages feed but it will be necessary to enable it manually in the opkg package list to be usable. Additionally we would like to give a big thank you to all of our package maintainers working on our various feeds.

New build servers

We would like to express our gratitude to Imagination Technology for funding the 2 build servers that we used for the release.

Whats next ?

We aim at releasing Chaos Calmer (CC) before the end of the year. The CC release will use 3.14 or a newer LTS kernel as baseline.

Have fun! The OpenWrt developer team