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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 of different 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. Various people are also actively working on GoT, see this topic . The most important improvements since the 18.06 release are listed below for you.

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

  • Updated toolchain:
    • 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-opensslfor WPA3 support
      • Documentation: wpa_modes
  • System userland:
    • busybox 1.30.1
    • Sysupgrade support for backup and upgrade capability checks
    • Contains urngd, 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 or views for improved performance
    • Security fixes

Version number 19.07.0
Release Status Final
Website OpenWrt
License type GPL
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