LEDE (OpenWrt embedded Linux distribution) 18.06.0 released

OpenWrt/LEDE is a highly extensible GNU/Linux distribution for embedded devices (typically wireless routers). LEDE is based on the OpenWrt project. Unlike many other distributions for routers, LEDE is built from the ground up to be a full-featured, easily modifiable operating system for embedded devices. In practice, this means that you can have all the features you need with none of the bloat, powered by a modern Linux kernel.

LEDE 18.06.0 released, LEDE (Linux Embedded Development Environment) is a divergence between OpenWrt developers after a branch. There are currently rumors of merging OpenWrt and LEDE but have not yet been implemented.

LEDE 18.06.0 major updates include:

  • Linux kernel updated to version either 4.9.111 or 4.14.52, depending on the architecture
  • Updated toolchain:
    • musl libc 1.1.19
    • uClibc-ng 1.0.30
    • glibc 2.26+
    • gcc 7.3.0
    • binutils 2.29.1
  • Updated Linux kernel:
    • Kernel 4.9.111 for ar7, ar71xx, arc770, at91, brcm2708, brcm63xx, ixp4xx, lantiq, layerscape, mpc85xx, orion, rb532 and uml
    • Kernel 4.14.52 for apm821xx, archs38, armvirt, ath25, bcm53xx, brcm47xx, cns3xxx, gemini, imx6, ipq40xx, ipq806x, kirkwood, malta, mediatek, mvebu, mxs, octeon, octeontx, omap, oxnas, pistachio, ramips, sunxi and x86
    • Backported network flow offloading support for targets using kernel 4.14
  • Network userland:
    • IPv6 related fixes in DHCPv6 client and servers
    • Support for user DHCPv6 client options in sent packets
    • DHCP forced renew support (RFC6704) in odhcpd
    • Firewall support for conntrack helper setup and better ipset integration
    • Introduced support for configuring GRE, GRE-TAP, VETH, VTI, VXLAN
    • CAKE v20180716 includes tc filter classification making ingress prioritisation easier. Cake & sqm-scripts updated representing state of the art mitigations for bufferbloat
    • Wireguard VPN v20180625 with MIPS optimisations and flow-offload compatibility

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