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docs: add v2018.2 release notes

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:caption: Releases
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Gluon 2018.2
OpenWrt has been updated to the new major release 18.06.x. Depending on the
target, this includes the Linux kernel 4.9.146 or 4.14.89.
The new OpenWrt release introduces a dependency on GNU time. On Debian/Ubuntu,
this can be found in the package *time*. The shell builtin *time*, which is
available by default, is not sufficient.
Added hardware support
- Fritz!WLAN Repeater 450E
- Koala
* TP-Link
- Archer C7 v5
- TL-WR810N v1
* Ubiquiti
- UniFi AC Mesh Pro
- NBG6616
ipq40xx [#newtarget]_ [#noibss]_
- FRITZ!Box 4040
* GL.iNet
- GL-B1300
- EX6100v2
- EX6150v2
* OpenMesh
- A42
- A62
- NBG6617
- WRE6606
ramips-mt7621 [#noibss]_
* D-Link
- DIR-860L B1
- WG3526-16M
- WG3526-32M
.. [#newtarget]
New target
.. [#noibss]
AP+IBSS mode unsupported: This target is not built when *GLUON_WLAN_MESH* is
set to ``ibss``.
New features
Besides many smaller improvements and optimizations, we'd like to highlight the
following larger new features:
OpenStreetMap-based map in config wizard
When the features *web-wizard* and *web-osm* are enabled, the configuration
wizard will try to load an OSM-based map to allow the user to specify the node
location. Loading the map requires a working internet connection, for example
via WLAN (while connected to the Gluon node via Ethernet).
See the :ref:`config_mode <user-site-config_mode>` section for the *site.conf*
configuration of this feature.
Experimental support for the Babel mesh routing protocol
As the layer-2 based routing protocol batman-adv does not scale well in large
mesh networks, we are experimenting with alternatives. Babel is a promising
layer-3 mesh routing protocol, which might become the recommended protocol in a
future version of Gluon.
Use the feature flag *mesh-babel* for Babel. Note that our Babel support is
still **experimental** and not ready for production. If you are interested in
trying it out, please contact us on our mailing list or in our IRC channel.
gluon-ebtables-limit-arp enabled by default
The :doc:`../package/gluon-ebtables-limit-arp` package, introduced in Gluon
2018.1, is now included by default. In case of issues, it can be removed by
adding ``-gluon-ebtables-limit-arp`` to *GLUON_SITE_PACKAGES*.
Site changes
No changes need to be made to *site.conf* or *site.mk* when upgrading from
Gluon v2018.1.x.
* We have switched from LuCI's *nixio* library to the more actively developed
Known issues
* Default TX power on many Ubiquiti devices is too high, correct offsets are
unknown (`#94 <https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/issues/94>`_)
Reducing the TX power in the Advanced Settings is recommended.
* The MAC address of the WAN interface is modified even when Mesh-on-WAN is
disabled (`#496 <https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/issues/496>`_)
This may lead to issues in environments where a fixed MAC address is expected
(like VMware when promicious mode is disallowed).
* Inconsistent respondd API
(`#522 <https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/issues/522>`_)
The current API is inconsistent and will be replaced eventually. The old API
will still be supported for a while.
* Frequent reboots due to out-of-memory or high load due to memory pressure on
weak hardware specially in larger meshes
(`#1243 <https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/issues/1243>`_)
Optimizations in Gluon 2018.1 have significantly improved memory usage.
There are still known bugs leading to unreasonably high load that we hope to
solve in future releases.
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All configured mirrors must be reachable from the nodes via IPv6. If you don't want to set an IPv6 address
explicitly, but use a hostname (which is recommended), see also the :ref:`FAQ <faq-dns>`.
.. _user-site-config_mode:
config_mode \: optional
Additional configuration for the configuration web interface. All values are
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