Topic: Backfire 10.03 Released

OpenWrt Release 10.03, codename Backfire.

The OpenWrt team will humbly like to announce the final version of the
10.03 release, codenamed Backfire.

The OpenWrt 10.03 "backfire" source code can be checked out at:

  svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/branches/backfire/

Further information on how to checkout the Backfire source code is found
at:

  https://dev.openwrt.org/wiki/GetSource

Highlights and changes since last stable release:
* Linux 2.6.32 long term support kernel, uClibc 0.9.30
* Support for mac80211 based drivers, such as ath5k, ath9k and b43
* Support for alternative libc implementations
* New web server "uhttpd" (busybox httpd now disabled, as default)
* Extended support for X.org with GTK+, QT etc.
* New switch configuration format for Broadcom devices.
  See: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/uci/network#switch
* New wpa-supplicant and hostapd multicall binary "wpad"
* Initial mac80211 wireless support for Broadcom radios
* Modular preinit system
* Optional support for rootfs on external media
* Support for the TRX v2 format required by newer devices such as the
  Linksys WRT54G3GV2-VF
* New /etc/openwrt_release machine-readable file with detailed release
  version information

New platforms:
* Atheros AP81: Ubiquiti Router Station Pro, TP-Link TL-WR1043ND,
  Netgear WNDR3700, etc. (ar71xx)
* Broadcom ADSL modem/router chipsets (brcm63xx)
* Cavium Networks Octeon based boards (octeon)
* Cobalt Networks MIPS-based  servers (cobalt)
* Infineon Danube/TwinPass with open DSL & VoIP drivers (ifxmips)
* Ingenic XBurst: QI Ben NanoNote (xburst/qi-lb60)
* Intel Tolapai SoC (x86/ep80579)
* Marvell Kirkwood: SheevaPlug, GuruPlug, OpenRD... (kirkwood)
* Marvell Orion SoC (orion)

Known Issues:
* Currently 5 GHz channels do not work with mac80211 based drivers due
  to DFS regulatory issues.

More detailed information available at:

  https://dev.openwrt.org/milestone/Backfire%2010.03

Special thanks to marcant.net for offering buildbot assistance

Yours truly,
--
The release  management team
Andy Boyett & Nicolas Thill

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2 (edited by Dogge 2010-04-07 08:18:45)

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

For such a short release time for RC3 it would better if you skipped RC3...

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

Does
* Broadcom ADSL modem/router chipsets (brcm63xx)
include working DSL drivers?

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

Anyone who knows if the  "b43 driver hanging the Asus WL-500gP v2" has been fixed?
This was a major bug in the previous rc:s...

For more information see:
https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/6907

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

Congratulations and a big "Thank You".

jruhe

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

timlong wrote:

Does
* Broadcom ADSL modem/router chipsets (brcm63xx)
include working DSL drivers?

No working DSL drivers on this platform.

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

Many thanks, I will upgrade from rc3 when I have some time to kill

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

this is a big release thanks to all contributors!

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

building from source at the moment smile

if any of you have a problem building gesftpserver, make sure you have bazaar installed (on debian/ubuntu apt-get install bzr)

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

Hi, this firmware works with D-Link DIR-300?

Thanks wink

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

spjakob wrote:

Anyone who knows if the  "b43 driver hanging the Asus WL-500gP v2" has been fixed?
This was a major bug in the previous rc:s...

For more information see:
https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/6907

nop, it is not working sad

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

What is the status on ImageBuilder tarballs?  I don't see any in the download directories.

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

tonight i'll try on fonera 2.0.....

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

Does this mean the b43 driver is stable now and I can run my Asus WL-500gP v1 on the 2.6 kernel?

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

hello

Great news !!
i've been upgrading to all RC's as well as final 10.03
more than 1 day uptime ,looking good.

thank you
avishay

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Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

thomasw wrote:

Does this mean the b43 driver is stable now and I can run my Asus WL-500gP v1 on the 2.6 kernel?

Right, it should work on the v1 (which includes a BCM4318 wifi card).
If you can test it and report about wireless performance with your card, that would be much appreciated.

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

ath wrote:

Right, it should work on the v1 (which includes a BCM4318 wifi card).
If you can test it and report about wireless performance with your card, that would be much appreciated.

It seems to be working on my WL-500gPv1 and on my father's WRT54GSv4, tough my router seems to have some instability at high data rates (>500kb/s sustained): restarting hostapd in console fixed the issue. This happened in the past, too, since r15252, but so rarely that it is hard to pinpoint.

18 (edited by ea_umea 2010-04-09 08:43:40)

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

wuzzeb wrote:

What is the status on ImageBuilder tarballs?  I don't see any in the download directories.

This is whats holding me back for now... need this to include block-extroot and some other stuff.

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

bcrm-2.4 works on my Buffalo WHR-HP-G54.

Lots of nice improvements, thank you!!

20 (edited by DaveMurray 2010-04-10 08:19:44)

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

still this files/firmwares dosent work for Siemens SL2-141 which is use:
system type: RTA1025W_16
cpu model: BCM6348 V0.7

openwrt-RTA1025W_16-jffs2-128k-btrta-cfe.bin

openwrt-RTA1025W_16-jffs2-128k-cfe.bin

openwrt-RTA1025W_16-jffs2-64k-btrta-cfe.bin

openwrt-RTA1025W_16-jffs2-64k-cfe.bin

openwrt-RTA1025W_16-squashfs-btrta-cfe.bin

openwrt-RTA1025W_16-squashfs-cfe.bin

im getting always:

Image uploading failed. The selected file contains wrong digital signature.

for the web interface, and i tried with tftp....

i dont know how to doit with cfe...

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

I don't want to duplicate ticket so can someone merge this ticket to backfire milestone ?
https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/6807

22 (edited by guymarc 2010-04-10 12:13:45)

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

I havea wrt54gl
I built the Image Builder from sources
Then I could create a fully functional ethernet wireless ipv4 ipv6 router-firewall with webif aiccu radvd shorewall-lite and shorewall6-lite
I still get 750 ko of flash available.

Nice work, thanks

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

openwrt firmware for SpeedTouch 580 that has bcm6345........!

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

I couldnt' get wireless running on an Asus Wl500g deluxe and Linux 2.6. Linux 2.4 works fine.
Here are some logs from dmesg, iwconfig, /etc/config/wireless, etc. Maybe someone knows the solution.
http://nopaste.info/6271242fe1.html
http://nopaste.info/9d312f883a.html
http://nopaste.info/e6e659615e.html
http://nopaste.info/2cc0aeda7d.html
http://nopaste.info/1e1eb0cf75.html
http://nopaste.info/b8d9481614.html

Re: Backfire 10.03 Released

I would be very helpfull to create a "backfire" sub-forum.