This is the first release of Gluon in 2020, based on OpenWrt 19.07. It introduces the ath79 target, which will replace ar71xx in the short term.
Added hardware support
devolo WiFi pro 1200e
devolo WiFi pro 1200i
devolo WiFi pro 1750c
devolo WiFi pro 1750e
devolo WiFi pro 1750i
devolo WiFi pro 1750x
TP-Link Archer C6 v2
Aruba Instant On AP11
AVM FRITZ!Repeater 1200
AVM FRITZ!Box 7312
AVM FRITZ!Box 7320
AVM FRITZ!Box 7330
AVM FRITZ!Box 7330 SL
AVM FRITZ!Box 7360 (v1, v2)
AVM FRITZ!Box 7360 SL
AVM FRITZ!Box 7362 SL
AVM FRITZ!Box 7412
TP-Link Archer C2 (v1)
TP-Link Archer C20 (v1)
TP-Link Archer C20i
TP-Link Archer C50 (v1)
Xiaomi MiWifi Mini
Netgear EX6150 (v1)
TP-Link TL-MR3020 (v3)
TP-Link TL-WA801ND (v5)
TP-Link TL-WR902AC (v3)
Removed hardware support
Gluon v2020.1 is the first release to use OpenWrt 19.07. All targets therefore use Linux 4.14.166.
batman-adv compat v14 removal
Support for the long deprecated compat 14 version of batman-adv has been dropped. Communities still using this version should migrate to batman-adv using the scheduled domain switch.
IBSS wireless mesh removal
Support for the IBSS wireless protocol has been dropped. Communities still using IBSS are suggested to migrate to 802.11s using the scheduled domain switch.
We install zram-swap by default on
ar71xx devices with 8MB of flash
and 32MB of RAM.
ipq40xxtarget was renamed to
ipq806xtarget was renamed to
Gateway nexthop information has been added to the status page when batman-adv is used. This includes its MAC address and prettyname as well as the interface name towards the selected gateway.
The site name has been added to the status page. If the node is in a multidomain setup it will also show the domain name.
X86 partition size
The x86 partition size has been reduced to fit on disks with a capacity of 128 MB.
We have added several new aliases for autoupdater compatibility on the following devices:
Ubiquiti UniFi AC LR
GLUON_WLAN_MESHvariable can be dropped, as 802.11s is the only supported wireless transport from now on.
Support for linter make targets was added.
make lint-shto only check shell scripts
make lint-luato only check lua scripts
These require the shellcheck and luacheck tools. The docker image has been updated accordingly.
We have implemented continuous integration testing using Jenkins and thereby
ensure that all lua and shell scripts are linted, that the documentation
still builds and warnings are highlighted, and that Gluon still
compiles, by testing a build on the
x86_64 target. We expect this to
significantly improve the feedback cycle and quality of contributions.
Upgrading EdgeRouter-X from versions before v2020.1.x may lead to a soft-bricked state due to bad blocks on the NAND flash which the NAND driver before this release does not handle well. (#1937)
LEDs on TP-Link Archer C5 v1 and Archer C7 v2 are not working after Upgrade to v2020.1 (#1941)
AVM FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 450E is stuck in failsafe mode. (#1940)
Out of memory situations with high client count on ath9k. (#1768)
The integration of the BATMAN_V routing algorithm is incomplete.
Mesh neighbors don’t appear on the status page. (#1726)
Many tools have the BATMAN_IV metric hardcoded, these need to be updated to account for the new throughput metric.
Throughput values are not correctly acquired for different interface types. (#1728)
This affects virtual interface types like bridges and VXLAN.
Default TX power on many Ubiquiti devices is too high, correct offsets are unknown (#94)
Reducing the TX power in the Advanced Settings is recommended.
The MAC address of the WAN interface is modified even when Mesh-on-WAN is disabled (#496)
This may lead to issues in environments where a fixed MAC address is expected (like VMware when promiscuous mode is disallowed).
Inconsistent respondd API (#522)
The current API is inconsistent and will be replaced eventually. The old API will still be supported for a while.
Frequent reboots due to out-of-memory or high load due to memory pressure on weak hardware especially in larger meshes (#1243)
Optimizations in Gluon 2018.1 have significantly improved memory usage. There are still known bugs leading to unreasonably high load that we hope to solve in future releases.