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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System 71

An anonymous reader writes Release Candidate One of OpenWRT 14.07 "Barrier Breaker" is released. Big for this tiny embedded Linux distribution for routers in 14.07 is native IPv6 support and the procd init system integration. The native IPv6 support is with the RA and DHCPv6+PD client and server support plus other changes. Procd is OpenWRT's new preinit, init, hotplug, and event system. Perhaps not too exciting is support for upgrading on devices with NAND, and file system snapshot/restore so you can experiment without fear of leaving your network broken. There's also experimental support for the musl standard C library.
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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

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  • by Albanach ( 527650 ) on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @11:55AM (#47457699) Homepage

    Presumably people need to know version number. I think one of the big problems with the original wrt54g is network throughput. With cable services regularly hitting 50Mbps+ mine can't really cope - even on the wired connections.

    So, a question for those of you running openWRT or similar, which not too expensive router would you recommend to replace my decade old wrt54G?

  • Re:Why not systemd? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 15, 2014 @12:09PM (#47457849)

    Which part of embedded, resource-constrained system did you not understand? Also, just because something is old doesn't mean it sucks. Just because something is new doesn't mean it is wonderful. The opposite is true, too, of course. ... but people have reasons for not liking systemd. A big one of them is the shitty attitude of the lead developer when it comes to fixing bugs and interacting with people. Some people are mean to others when those others deserve it for screwing things up royally. Some people are just assholes to others whether they do anything wrong or not - some people are assholes whenever anybody dares to criticize their work in any way whatsoever. The lead developer of systemd isn't one who yells at people when they deserve it - he's one of the ones that's an asshole to everybody. Especially those that dare to criticize His Holiness.

    That in and of itself is a good reason to not use systemd.

Mediocrity finds safety in standardization. -- Frederick Crane