[Battlemesh] Fwd: [WLANware] [gluon] [ANNOUNCE] Gluon v2016.2.6 and v2017.1

Matthias Schiffer mschiffer at universe-factory.net
Sun Jun 11 00:48:23 CEST 2017

On 06/10/2017 11:33 PM, willi uebelherr wrote:
> Dear friends, for your information.
> Gluon is a freifunk-firmware in the german language space, and maybe around.
> Freifunk Firmware Gluon
> https://wiki.freifunk.net/Freifunk_Firmware_Gluon
> This is a german language site. The english i don't find. And why they
> don't use also the Babel routing protocol, i don't understand.
> Babel — a loop-avoiding distance-vector routing protocol - Irif
> https://www.irif.fr/~jch/software/babel/
> many greetings, willi


https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon is the main repo, documentation can
be found at http://gluon.readthedocs.io/ (I must admit though that we're
missing a nice explanation of exactly what Gluon is.) I wouldn't call Gluon
a "Freifunk firmware", but rather a "firmware framework", as there are no
official binaries or default configuration, but only a modular framework
that makes it very easy to build a community-specific mesh firmware.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTNseX0F6zs is the recording of Linus' and
my talk about Gluon at the WBMv10 (I haven't had a look at the recording
myself, but I was told it has A/V sync issues - I assume the official
recordings on media.ccc.de will have better quality as soon as they're

As explained in the talk, Gluon only supports batman-adv at the moment (as
it came into being by modularizing a batman-adv-based mesh firmware), but
Babel support is being worked on (and other L3 mesh protocols like OLSR2
and BMX7 will be the next step after that).

Kind regards,
Matthias / NeoRaider

> -------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
> Betreff: [WLANware] [gluon] [ANNOUNCE] Gluon v2016.2.6 and v2017.1
> Datum: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 14:50:46 +0200
> Von: Matthias Schiffer <mschiffer at universe-factory.net>
> An: gluon at luebeck.freifunk.net
> Kopie (CC): Freifunk Firmware Entwicklung <firmware-devel at freifunk.net>,
> WLANware <wlanware at freifunk.net>
> Hi,
> today we have two new Gluon releases to announce: v2016.2.6, which will
> likely be the last release based on OpenWrt Chaos Calmer, and v2017.1, our
> first release based on LEDE 17.01.
> # v2016.2.6
> We've decided to make a last v2016.2.x release in addition to v2017.1 due
> to one security issue (CVE-2016-10229), which fortunately doesn't affect
> the default setup of Gluon, and a sysupgrade bug that causes x86 nodes to
> lose their configuration and return to Config Mode when upgrading from
> older v2016.2.x releases to a LEDE-based image. THIS MEANS THAT OLDER GLUON
> Furthermore, v2016.2.6 fixes some build issues.
> # v2017.1
> The switch to LEDE 17.01 gave us a bunch of nice software updates and new
> hardware support, and allowed us to greatly simplify the Gluon build
> process. Other nice changes include:
> * Localized status page
> * Optional DNS caching on nodes
> * Support for tunneldigger mesh VPN
> * Fixes for crashs and race conditions affecting mesh setup
> * Improvements to ath9k driver stability
> For the complete, detailed release notes see:
>   http://gluon.readthedocs.io/en/v2016.2.6/releases/v2016.2.6.html
>   http://gluon.readthedocs.io/en/v2017.1/releases/v2017.1.html
> Many thanks to all the contributors helping to get these releases into
> shape ( https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/graphs/contributors ), and
> also our testers who reported various bugs!
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