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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