Firmware Update: OpenWrt 19.07.0

The first release of OpenWrt version 19.07 has been released. OpenWrt is an alternative open source firmware for a large number various routers and embedded devices. By means of the opkg package management system there is the possibility to determine for yourself what the router can and cannot do. Also on GoT there are several people actively working on it, see this topic. The most important improvements since the 18.06 release are listed below.

The main changes in this release since the previous OpenWrt 18.06 version are:

  • Updated tool chain:
    • musl libc 1.1.24
    • uClibc-ng 1.0.31
    • glibc 2.27
    • gcc 7.5.0
    • binutils 2.31.1
  • Updated Linux kernel
    • 4.14.162 for all targets
    • Flow offloading bug fixes
  • Network user country:
    • hostapd 2.9, dnsmasq 2.80, dropbear 2019.78
    • Fixes in network and wireless configuration handling
    • Bug fixes in DHCPv6 client and server
    • WPA3 configuration support
      • Install wpad-openssl for WPA3 support
      • Documentation: wpa_modes
  • System user country:
    • busy box 1.30.1
    • Sysupgrade support for backup and upgrade capability checks
    • Contains urnd, non-physical true random number generator daemon based on timing jitter
    • Bug fixes in the process manager, system message bus, embedded web server and the configuration management library
  • Platform and Driver Support
    • Dropped adm5120, adm8668, ar7, au1000, ixp4xx, mcs814x, omap24xx, ppc40x, ppc44x and xburst target
    • New ath79 target that will replace the popular ar71xx target
    • Updates and new device support across all targets
  • LuCI web interface:
    • Client side rendering of views for improved performance
    • Security fixes

A full list of all changes and security fixes is available in the detailed changelog.

OpenWrt 19.07.0 screenshot, courtesy of stuffie123.

Version number 19.07.0
Release status Final
Website OpenWrt
License type GPL