The OpenWrt developers announced the third release candidate of OpenWrt, codename Chaos Calmer. OpenWrt 15.05 Release Candidate 3 Uses Linux Kernel 3.18.18 LTS. OpenWrt is a Linux distribution for embedded devices, like routers.
According to the developers “Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application. For developer, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.”
Improvements since RC 2
- brcmfmac: support for BCM43602
- mt76: updated version with new firmware support, TX & DMA fixes
- Updated 3.18 to 3.18.18
- Fixed image builder generation
- Various security updates (e.g. openssl, curl)
- Minor fixes
You can find a list of supported hardware here.
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