[OpenWrt-Devel] Barrier Breaker 14.07-rc1

John Crispin john at phrozen.org
Mon Jul 14 05:12:01 EDT 2014

The OpenWrt developers are proud to announce the first release
candidate of OpenWrt Barrier Breaker.
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** Highlights since Attitude Adjustment **
Default configuration and images

* Linux kernel updated to version 3.10

* Procd: new preinit, init, hotplug and event system written in C

* Native IPv6-support
	- RA & DHCPv6+PD client and server
	- Local prefix allocation & source-restricted routes

* Filesystem improvements
	- Added support for sysupgrade on NAND-flash
	- Added support for filesystem snapshot and rollback
	- Rewritten mounting system in C for rootfs and block devices

* UCI configuration improvements
	- Support for testing configuration and rollback to working 	
	  last working state
	- Unified change trigger system to restart services on-demand
	- Added a data validation layer

* Networking improvements
	- Netifd now handles setup and configuration reload of
	  wireless interfaces
	- Added reworked event support to allow obsoleting network
	- Added support for dynamic firewall rules and zones
	- Added support for transparent multicast to unicast
	  translation for bridges
	- Various other fixes and improvements

Additional highlights selectable in the package feeds or SDK
* Extended IPv6-support
	- Added DS-Lite support and improved 6to4, 6in4 and 6rd-support
	- Experimental support for Lightweight 4over6, MAP-E and MAP-T
	- Draft-support for self-managing home networks (HNCP)

* rpcd: new JSONRPC over HTTP-frontend for remote access to ubus

* mdns: new lightweight mdns daemon (work in progress)

* Initial support for the musl C standard library

* Support for QMI-based 3g/4g modems

* Support for DNSSEC validation

* Added architecture for package signing and SHA256 hashing

* ... and many more cool things

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 https://github.com/openwrt/packages 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. All current feeds should not have any
dependencies on the old.packages feed. Currently a few packages still
fail, mainly due to these cross feed dependencies. We will contact the
respective maintainers to help resolve these issues for RC2.

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!
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