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VyOS 1.1.0-beta1 is available for download

Posted 7 Aug, 2014 by Daniil Baturin

VyOS 1.1.0-beta1 is now available for download from http://dev.packages.vyos.net/iso/preview/1.1.0-beta1/. Image naming is the same to release images.

1.1.0-beta1 should be stable enough for non-critical aplications, but it’s not ready for production and needs your testing. Please install it on your test VMs, load configs from production systems, try out new features, test mercilessly and tell us about any problems you find.

You can read release notes preview at http://vyos.net/wiki/1.1.0/release_notes. You also can find the list of fixed bugs there.

In a nutshell: we removed the dependency on the kernel version of UnionFS, upgraded the kernel to 3.13, fixed a number of bugs and added several new features. The config backend now uses unionfs-fuse, the livecd union mount uses overlayfs.

New features are:

  • 802.3ad QinQ VLAN stacking
  • Unmanaged L2TPv3
  • Event handler
  • IGMP proxy (pulled from EdgeOS).
  • Dummy interfaces (same functionality to multiple loopbacks).

Also there are two new filters, “| commands” that converts the output of a conf mode “show” command to set commands, and “| strip-private” that removes private information from the config.

You can find links to the documentation drafts for these features at the release notes page as well.

What’s next

If everything goes well and 1.1.0 displays good stability, next release cycle will be shorter and it will be dedicated to adding features we can add to existing codebase.

If not, we will polish 1.1.0 first, and then start working on new features.

At the same time I’m already working on the new backend and new system architecture that will solve the long standing problems of the current VC/VyOS such as lack of programmer-friendly config access API. Everyone is invited to join this work!

Contributors

I’d like to say thanks to everyone who participated in 1.1.0 development and made this possible: Kim Hagen, Yuyua Kusakabe, Hiroyuki Sato, Toni Cunyat , hydrajump, Alex Harpin, Ewald van Geffen, Trick van Staveren, Jeff Leung, Paweł Pierścionek, Florian Fuessl, Ivan Malyarchuk, Abdelouahed Haitoute, Ryan Riske, Stig Thormodsrud and An-Cheng Huang from Ubiquiti Networks, Paul Gear, neutralrockets, ftoyama (hope I didn’t forget anyone).

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