Highlights in OpenWrt 19.07.0-rc2
The OpenWrt community is proud to announce the second release candidate of the upcoming OpenWrt 19.07 stable version series. It incorporates 126 commits since the previous release candidate 19.07.0-rc1.
With this release, the OpenWrt project brings all supported targets back to a single common kernel version and further refines and broadens existing device support. It also provides initial support for the new
ath79 target, the future device tree based successor of the popular
ar71xx target. For 19.07, both targets are still built, but it is recommended to switch to the
ath79 target whenever possible: future releases of OpenWrt will drop support for the
Highlights of this release candidate since the previous OpenWrt 19.07.0-rc1 release candidate are:
Linux kernel updated to versions 4.14.156 (from 4.14.151 in v19.07.0-rc1)
GCC update to version 7.5.0 (from 7.4.0 in v19.07.0-rc1)
Hostapd update to version 2.9
Device support bugfixes for many devices
Security fixes for curl, e2fsprogs, expat, wolfssl, intel-microcode
Sysupgrade bugfix for an issue that could cause sysupgrade to silently fail to upgrade
Added support for the following devices: YunCore XD4200 and A782, TP-Link Archer C60 v1/v2, ALFA Network Quad-E4G and R36M-E4G, AVM FRITZ!Repeater 1200
Disable image generation for several devices due to insufficient flash space for the default set of packages. Images can still be built with the help of the ImageBuilder or SDK with a more minimal set of packages
When upgrading from 19.07.0-rc1, if you are affected by the sysupgrade bug, you need to manually edit
/lib/upgrade/stage2 and add
/usr/share/libubox/jshn.sh to list of files in the
install_file line (around line 51).
ath79and vice versa is not officially supported, a full manual reinstall is recommended to switch targets for devices supported by both
Images for some device became too big to support a persistent overlay, causing such models to lose configuration after a reboot. If you experience this problem, please report the affected device and consider downgrading to OpenWrt 18.06 or using the Image Builder to pack a smaller custom image
Some optional GUI packages crash with an error about missing “cbi.lua”, install the
luci-compatpackage to fix these
Possible Wi-Fi issues with ath10k-based boards. If you encounter such an issue, please file a bug report against openwrt-19.07.