[LEDE-DEV] LEDE-17.01 Final Release Notes available

Rich Brown richb.hanover at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 15:57:40 PST 2017

Since no changes have occurred to the release notes in the last 5 days, I assume they are complete and final. 

If you wish to prove me wrong, please send me a note, or update them directly at: https://lede-project.org/playground/draft-release-notes

I have pasted the current text below for your reading pleasure. Thanks, and congratulations on the great work!



LEDE 17.xx First Stable Release - MMM 2017

    /        /\      _    ___ ___  ___
   /  LE    /  \    | |  | __|   \| __|
  /    DE  /    \   | |__| _|| |) | _|
 /________/  LE  \  |____|___|___/|___|                      lede-project.org
 \        \   DE /
  \    LE  \    /  -----------------------------------------------------------
   \  DE    \  /    Reboot (17.01-SNAPSHOT, r####-1234567)
    \________\/    -----------------------------------------------------------

[Final changes include updating “17.xx” everywhere, “MMM 2017” everywhere, final “Reboot” name/version/commit, actual URL for downloads.]

The LEDE Project (“Linux Embedded Development Environment”) is a Linux operating system based on OpenWrt. It is a complete replacement for the vendor-supplied firmware of a wide range of wireless routers and non-network devices. See the Table of Hardware for supported devices. For more information about LEDE Project organization, see the About LEDE pages.

Get LEDE Firmware at: http://downloads.lede-project.org/releases/

Highlights In LEDE 17.xx

The LEDE Community is proud to announce the first stable release of LEDE 17.xx. It incorporates thousands of commits over the last nine months of effort. With this release, the LEDE development team closes out an intense effort to modernize many parts of OpenWrt and incorporate many new modules, packages, and technologies. These are some of the highlights compared to OpenWrt Chaos Calmer:

	• Linux kernel updated to version 4.4.42
	• Improved Security Features
		• Memory Corruption Mitigation Methods
			• gcc -Wformat -Wformat-security
			• User space Stack-Smashing Protection (Regular)
			• Kernel space Stack-Smashing Protection (Regular)
			• buffer-overflows detection (FORTIFY_SOURCE) (Conservative)
			• RELRO protection (Full)
	• Improved Networking Support
		• Smart Queue Management (SQM) minimizes bufferbloat by using the cake and fq_codel qdisc's. More...
		• Improvements to the WiFi stack eliminating bufferbloat on ath9k (and some ath10k) chipsets
	• Improved Performance
		• Nothing specific.
	• Updated toolchain
		• musl 1.1.15
		• gcc 5.4.0
		• binutils 2.25.1
	• Platform and Driver Support
		• Lantiq
			• Added redistributable DSL firmware
			• Updated DSL phy drivers
		• Added new targets:
			• apm821xx (AppliedMicro APM821xx)
			• arc770 (Synopsys DesignWare ARC 770D)
			• archs38 (Synopsys DesignWare ARC HS38)
			• armvirt (QEMU ARM Virtual Machine)
			• ipq806x (Qualcomm Atheros IPQ806X)
			• layerscape (NXP Layerscape)
			• zynq (Xilinx Zynq 7000 SoCs)
	• New build system supports easier branching
		• Building different root file systems for different devices at once
	• Added support for a many new routers and boards
	• And lots and lots of other advancements…
As always, a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers, testers, documenters, and supporters.

Have fun!

The LEDE Community

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