LibreCMC

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LibreCMC
Dark libreCMC Logo.png
OS familyUnix-like (based on OpenWrt)
Working stateActive
Initial release20 October 2012; 8 years ago (2012-10-20)
Latest release1.5.4 / 31 December 2020; 15 days ago (2020-12-31)[1][2]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
PlatformsMIPS
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux-libre)
UserlandGNU
LicenseGPLv2[3][4]
Preceded byLEDE/LibreWRT
Official websitelibrecmc.org Edit this at Wikidata

LibreCMC is a GNU/Linux-libre distribution for computers with minimal resources, such as the Ben NanoNote, ath9k-based Wi-Fi routers, and other hardware with emphasis on free software. Based on OpenWrt, the project's goal is to aim for compliance with the GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG) and ensure that the project continues to meet these requirements set forth by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). LibreCMC does not support ac (Wi-Fi 5) or ax (Wi-Fi 6) due to a lack of free chipsets.[5]

Another project named LibreWRT was listed by the website prism-break.org[6] as one of the alternatives to proprietary firmware.[7] Initially developed as a case study, LibreWRT was merged to the libreCMC project in 2015.[8][9][10] As of 2020, releases will not utilize codenames anymore.

History[edit]

Release History[11][edit]

Version Codename Codebase Release Patch Level Annotation / Improvements
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.2 Delusional Dan 2014 First public binary release
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.3 Elegant Eleanor 2015 1.3.2 LibreWRT merged to the project, LTS
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.4 Frivolous Fred LEDE 17.01 2019 1.4.9 Release based on LEDE
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.5 N/A OpenWRT 19.07 3 January 2020 1.5.0 ath79 replaces ar71xx targets;[11]

tiny sub-target replaces the old legacy images;[11]

First release built on Power9 hardware[11]

Old version, no longer maintained: 1.5.0a N/A 31 January 2020 1.5.0a Fixes CVE-2020-7982;[11]

Fixes CVE-2020-7248[11]

Old version, no longer maintained: 1.5.1 N/A 1 April 2020 1.5.1 Updated to Linux-Libre kernel v4.14.173;[11]

Updated Wireguard to 1.0.20200330;[11]

Updated Tor to 0.4.2.7 to fix CVE-2020-10592 and init script issues;[11]

Fixes CVE-2020-8597;[11]

Other fixes picked from upstream 19.07.x[11]

Old version, no longer maintained: 1.5.2 N/A 29 June 2020 1.5.2
Old version, no longer maintained: 1.5.3 N/A 2 October 2020 1.5.3 Updated to Linux-Libre kernel v4.14.199

Updated Wireguard to 1.0.20200908

Added wolfssl support to luci

OpenSSL 1.1.1h

Mbedtls 2.16.8

Other fixes picked from upstream 19.07.x

Current stable version: 1.5.4 N/A 31 December 2020 1.5.4 Updated to Linux-Libre kernel v4.14.212

Updated Wireguard to 1.0.20201221

OpenSSL 1.1.1i

OpenVPN 2.4.10

Fixes CVE-2020-28928,CVE-2020-8037

Other fixes picked from upstream 19.07.x

List of supported hardware[edit]

LibreCMC supports the following devices:[12]

Melco

  • WZR-HP-G300NH
  • WHR-HP-G300NH

Netgear

  • WNDR3800
    • v1.x

TP-Link

  • TL-MR3020
    • v1
  • TL-WR741ND
    • v1 - v2,
    • v4.20 - v4.27
  • TL-WR841ND
    • v5.x
    • v8.x
    • v9.x
    • v10.x
    • v11.x
    • v12.x
  • TL-WR842ND
    • v1
    • v2
  • TL-WR1043ND
    • v1.x
    • v2.x
    • v3.x
    • v4.x
    • v5.x

ThinkPenguin

  • TPE-NWIFIROUTER2
  • TPE-R1100
  • TPE-R1200

Qi-Hardware

  • Ben Nanonote

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LibreCMC Releases". Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  2. ^ "libreCMC: Releases". Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  3. ^ "libreCMC 1.5.x LICENSE file". Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  4. ^ "List of Free GNU/Linux Distributions". Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  5. ^ "libreCMC FAQ". librecmc.org. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  6. ^ "Looking to hide online? PRISM-break shows you how". Telecom Tech News. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  7. ^ Zhong, Peng. "LibreWRT - Projects - PRISM Break". Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  8. ^ "libreCMC Project News". 2 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 July 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  9. ^ "LibreWRT: What we use for wifi at the FSF — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software". www.fsf.org. Retrieved 2019-07-04.
  10. ^ "List of Free GNU/Linux Distributions - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation".
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Version-Releases of LibreCMC. Website of the software developer. Accessed on June the 19th in 2019
  12. ^ List of supported Hardware by LibreCMC. Website of the software developer. Accessed on July the 3 in 2020

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