The LibreMesh team is happy to announce a new version of LibreMesh, 2020.1 "Expansive Emancipation". Three years of work, 882 commits, 23 developers, tons of bug fixes and improvements!
This release is compatible with OpenWrt stable 19.07.5 and old-stable 18.06.9. For the time source-only release so you will need compile it yourself for the devices used by your community using the easy to follow instructions in https://libremesh.org/development.html
It is imposible to do a meaninful list of all the changes. A non complete list of the most relevant developments:
LimeApp: an app to for the maintenance and deploy of community networks targeted to non-technical community members.
A new community-oriented configuration system that facilitates collective maintenance of configurations.
shared-state, a shared database for the network.
first-boot-wizard, an optional helper to deploy and extend the network that it is well integrated with the LimeApp.
Pirania, an optional boucher and captive portal solution for community networks
Hundreds of fixes and code improvement.
This release has contributions from communities and individuals from all around the world. Testing, software development, documentation, community building. Thank you all!!
A list of the software developers that contributed to this release was easily gathered from the git history: AngiieOG, Brad, Daniel Golle, FreifunkUFO, German Ferrero, Gioacchino Mazzurco, Gui Iribarren, Ilario Gelmetti, Jess, Luandro, Marcos Gutierrez, Michael Jones, Mike Russell, Nicolás Pace, PatoGit, Pau, Paul Spooren, Pedro Mauro, Santiago Piccinini, Vittorio Cuculo, hiure, radikalbjr, valo.
Although the LibreMesh development never stopped, it was since the 17.06 "Dayboot Rely" release that we didn’t have an official release. The goal is to have the final release at the beginning of November.
This means that the release candidate needs testing, bug fixing and loads of community love so that we can have an amazing release that can actually ease the creation of community networks everywhere.
Check out the announcement for more detailed information.
If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community activist, have an interest in wifi or dynamic routing protocols, you can’t miss this event! Check out more details in the official website.
LibreMesh developers and users will be attending the event, giving talks about development progress and state, and in general sharing a nice time.
Within this years GSoC a fellow student tries to setup a new way to perform sysupgrades on LibreMesh Routers (and LEDE/OpenWrt in general). The idea is to generate sysupgrade images on demand with all manually installed packages included.
More details are shown in the official Freifunk Blogpost (english)
The Libre Router project will design and produce a high performance multi-radio wireless router targeted at Community Networks needs.
We endorse the LEDE project and we plan to start basing LibreMesh releases on Linux Embedded Development Environment (LEDE) as soon as it will have a stable release.
Venue: CSA La Talaia, Passeig Mas Roig 52-54/ Rambla Jacint Verdaguer 215, FGC: Valldoreix (Sant Cugat Del Vallés), Barcelona. Web site.