qMp 3.2.1 Clearance

The new stable qMp release has been published - 22/06/2016

qMp 3.2.1 Clearance stable release has been published. This release comes after the previous 3.2 stable release and is based on the latest OpenWrt 15.05.1 Chaos Calmer release. The main differences from the previous release are the improved support for certain devices introduced in OpenWrt , and also a few bugs and fixes in both. It is recommended to use qMp 3.2.1 Clearance version to deploy new Mesh networks and to upgrade nodes running previous releases that might be outdated. Most likely, this will be the last release based on OpenWrt, as further development in qMp will be based on LEDE.

Before upgrading to this release from older versions, make a backup of all your configuration files in the /etc directory. You can use the command line tool "qmpcontrol upgrade" to automate the upgrade process.

Changes since the previous release (3.2):

  • Based on OpenWrt 15.05.1 Chaos Calmer
  • Using latest BMX6 stable version
  • Added support for Lamobo R1 boards
  • Added support for Alfa N5 devices
  • Added support for TP-Link TL-WDR3500-v1 devices
  • Added support for TP-Link TL-WA7510N devices

Changes since the previous release (3.2-rc3):

  • Based on OpenWrt 15.05 Chaos Calmer
  • Using latest BMX6 stable version
  • Added support for Microduino MicroWrt devices
  • A few bugs solved (see below)

Changes since the previous release (3.2-rc2):

  • Based on OpenWrt 15.05-rc3 Chaos Calmer
  • Using latest BMX6 stable version
  • Proper declaration of VLANs for BMX6 in /etc/network/interfaces (backported from Kalimotxo/QinQ)
  • Coherent naming scheme for precompiled binary images
  • A few bugs solved (see below)

Changes since the previous release (3.2-rc1):

  • Based on OpenWrt 15.05-rc2 Chaos Calmer
  • Improved support for Ubiquiti XW devices
  • Using latest BMX6 stable version
  • Improved sysupgrade hash calculation method based on the device name
  • 802.11s mesh support
  • ...

Changes since the latest stable release (3.1):

  • Based on OpenWrt 15.05-rc1 Chaos Calmer RC1
  • Support for new devices (Ubiquiti XW devices, TP-Link and Ralink/Mediatek-based devices)
  • 802.11s mesh support
  • ...

Fixed bugs since the latest stable release (3.2):

  • #383 Fixed error in the upgrade system due to image name changes
  • #381 Fixed Chaos Calmer's missing packages signature key

Known issues

  • #366 Devices based on the Atheros ar71xx (Atheros) platform containing a switch (e.g. NanoStation M5 XW) can not combine untagged+tagged VLANs on the same port. Therefore, switched cable interfaces can't be used for BMX6 meshing

The qMp 3.2.1 firmware binaries can be found at http://fw.qmp.cat/Releases/3.2.1. Otherwise, you can compile your own images with your preferred options:

git clone git://qmp.cat/qmpfw.git qmpfw-3.2.1
cd qmpfw-3.2.1
git fetch --tags
git checkout tags/v3.2.1
git checkout -b v3.2.1
QMP_GIT_BRANCH=v3.2.1 make checkout
cd build/qmp && git checkout -b v3.2.1 && cd ../..
make J=n T=target

where n is the number of parallel threads to use in the compilation (1, 2, ..., 8...) and targets is the name of the device target to build the image (list them by issuing the command make list_targets).