Dear Turris community,
Today (edit: postponed to the next week) we are moving Turris OS 6.0 from HBL (Here Be Lions) to HBK (Here Be Kittens) development branch - as described in our workflow document and (briefly) in future release testing documentation.
Transitions of OpenWrt 22.03 and OpenWrt master based Turris OS to HBL and HBD branches (respectively) will follow.
This affects only users who opted for testing future Turris OS releases by manually switching their devices to HBK or less stable development branches. Turris OS 6.0 testing and stable releases will be announced separately.
Turris OS 6.0 brings a whole lot of changes as described in the changelog:
- Based on the latest OpenWrt 21.02.3 release
- LuCI supports L2 and L3 configuration
- LTS kernel 5.15
- Foris removed (use reForis exclusively now)
- Morce (integrated IDS)
- Wi-Fi 6 cards supported
- Turris Auth (login gateway)
- Parental control (PaKon) now has a separate page
- New LEDs driver for all routers
- Dashboard in LuCI
- NetMetr supports measurement with IPv6 address
- Improved support for Turris 1.x routers
- New Device Tree
- PowerPC SPE utilized – should improve performance
- Knot Resolver by default
- Allow managing interfaces in reForis for Turris 1.x
- Fixed Ethernet ports numbering for Turris MOX in reForis
- Python version 3.7 ➔ 3.9
- Lighttpd version ➔ 1.4.66
- Obsolete SIDN package feed dropped
We are also postponing HBK 5➔6 update for Turris 1.x devices because their startup time with Linux 5.15 is currently extremely long (which causes other problems).
You can track our progress towards fixing the remaining issues under Turris OS 6.0 milestone in our GitLab.
In case you have a device in HBK branch and wish to stay on Turris OS 5 until 6.0 reaches testing or stable release, you can do so by switching to HBT or HBS branch as described in the documentation.