[OpenWrt-Devel] Chaos Calmer 15.05-rc2

Steven Barth cyrus at openwrt.org
Sat Jun 13 10:21:55 EDT 2015

The OpenWrt developers are proud to announce the first release candidate
of OpenWrt Chaos Calmer.

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  * 1 1/2 oz Gin            Shake with a glassful
  * 1/4 oz Triple Sec       of broken ice and pour
  * 3/4 oz Lime Juice       unstrained into a goblet.
  * 1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
  * 1 tsp. Grenadine Syrup


** Improvements since RC 1 **
* Fixed broken ImageBuilders for most targets
* Updated 3.18 to 3.18.14
* Fixed broken IPv6 downstream DHCPv6-PD and onlink-route handling
* Images (special format) for Asus brcm47xx and bcm53xx devices
* Improved stability of sysupgrade on brcm47xx and bcm53xx
* Added HTTPS enforcement option to uhttpd
* Fixed umask issue
* Added support for a few new boards

** Highlights since Barrier Breaker **

* Linux kernel updated to version 3.18
* Improved Security Features
    - Rewritten package signing architecture based on ed25519
    - Added support for jails
    - Added support for hardened builds
* Improved Networking Support
    - Added or improved support for lots of 3G/4G modems (MBIM, QMI,
NCM, ...)
    - Added support for 464XLAT (CLAT) [RFC 6877 + RFC 7050]
    - Netfilter performance enhancements (conntrack route cache)
    - Improved support for self-managing networks [draft-ietf-homenet-hncp]
    - Better multi-core support for the network stack
    - Improved support for MAP-E, MAP-T and LW4over6 IPv4 transitioning
        [draft-ietf-softwire-map, -map-t, -map-dhcp, -lw4over6]
    - Improved network auto-setup capable of detecting and bootstrapping
      6rd, Dual-Stack, IPv6-only, DS-Lite, LW4over6, MAP-E, MAP-T, 464XLAT
      and combinations without explicit configuration [based on RFC 7084]
    - Added support for Smart Queue Management (SQM) QoS, AQM and
Traffic Shaping
    - Improved support for DNSSEC
* Platform and Driver Support
    - Added support for feeds of externally maintained targets
    - New mt7621 subtarget for Mediatek 11ac SoC
    - New mt76 mac80211 based wifi driver for MTK 11ac cores.
    - New mwlwifi mac80211 based wifi driver for the Marvell 88W8864
    - New bcm53xx target for Broadcom ARM BCM47xx/53xx devices
    - New mxs target for Freescale i.MX23/28 family and various boards
    - New sunxi target for AllWinner A10/A13/A20 family and various boards
    - brcm2708: support for Raspberry Pi 2
    - brcm63xx: support for BCM6318 and BCM63268 family
    - brcm63xx: improved fallback sprom support with bcma support

* Known Issues
    - Sysupgrade on brcm47xx may fail by running out of memory when
using .bin or .chk files. Please use .trx when using rc1 (it was fixed
in rc2).
     - openssl and strongswan are outdated. If you intend to use either
of them please update the packages using the snapshots repository:

And lots and lots of other advancements...
As always a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers,
testers, supporters and documenters.

Have fun!
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