Dear Turris users,
we just released an important milestone - Turris OS 4.0. This is the release based on OpenWrt 18.06 that spent quite some time in various forms of testing. It completely changes how we make our releases and we are now much closer to the upstream then we’ve ever been. Everything had to be rebuilt from scratch so it was a huge task to move away from the old way of doing stuff and we took the opportunity to get rid of some of the skeletons in our closets.
Because of that, some of the features available in 3.X are still not present in 4.0. But because 4.0 is the new main development branch, it also has some features not present in 3.X.
What is not there yet
- samba4 not back-ported
- cloud backups
- ability to configure various honeypots and security data collection from web UI
What we are still working on
- reboot issue on some Turris MOX boards - so far we had no luck to pin down the exact cause and fix it
- migration from Turris OS 3.X
- support for Turris 1.X
What is new there
- updated storage plugin with experimental multi-device and Nextcloud support
- newer everything (kernel, base upstream distribution, various packages)
- network interfaces management in Foris
If you have Turris Omnia router with Turris OS 3.x and would like to have Turris OS 4.0 on your router and configure it from scratch, you need to download medkit to USB flash drive, which should be formatted to filesystem EXT2/3/4. You don’t need to extract the medkit, just move it there and once it finished, plug it to the router. By using re-flash method (4 LEDs), it will erase all the current data and you should have Turris OS 4.0 release.
As always, your feedback is welcome!
Your Turris team