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Turris OS 5.2

May 26, 2021

In the newly released Turris OS 5.2 version, you can find Overview after logging in to web interface reForis. It provides you easily recognized status about the activated services for automatic updates, data collection, dynamic firewall, test for Internet connectivity, speed test using Netmetr.cz, and added list of OpenVPN clients to any OpenVPN servers. Based on the community feedback, we prepared for you the requested missing features in reForis. Since this release, you can see the Storage tab, the possibility of doing a factory reset from the UI and adding a registration token to use Honeypot as a Service. Some of these features were missing from an old web interface or fur previous major version of Turris OS.

More details can be found on the blog of CZ.NIC employees.

Turris OS 5.1

Aug. 29, 2020

Turris OS 5.1 is based on top of OpenWrt 19.07 with our feed and few patches. It supports Turris Omnia, Turris MOX and Turris Shield. There is also an experimental support for Turris 1.x routers.

This release contains new configuration frontend named reForis and several tabs in Foris were deprecated in favor of reForis. In reForis you can find more detailed package selection as well as basic integration of Turris Sentinel.

New features:

  • Introduced new data collection system Sentinel
  • reForis (future default web interface)
    • Now installed by default
    • Added NetMetr, OpenVPN client and remote devices plugins
  • Package lists
    • Expanded with labels and additional options
    • Added option to select alternative WiFi drivers
  • Nextcloud updated to version 18

Turris OS 5.0

June 8, 2020

We have released a new version of Turris OS – 5.0, which is based on the Linux distribution OpenWrt 19.07.3. The latest release of the operating system provides basic support for the WPA3 standard, which is, however, not set by default and requires the installation of additional packages. The big news is the gradual redesign of the Foris website (reForis). Currently, it is possible to set the snaphost integration in the graphical interface or redirection to a custom DNS server, which we have not set either.

With the release of Turris OS 5.0, we also prepared an experimental guide for migration from Turris OS 3.x. You can find the specific instructions in the manual available in our documentation.

Turris OS 4.0

Oct. 7, 2019

On 5th of October on biggest Czech open source conference, we released an important milestone in our Turris OS development – Turris OS 4.0. This release based on OpenWrt 18.06 spent quite some time in various forms of testing. It completely changes how we make our releases and we are now much closer to the upstream then we’ve ever been. Everything had to be rebuilt from scratch so it was a huge task to move away from the old way of doing stuff and we took the opportunity to get rid of some of the skeletons in our closets.

Because of that, some of the features available in 3.x might still not present in 4.0. But because 4.0 is the new main development branch, it also has some features not present in 3.x like Storage plugin with support for multiple drives and Nextcloud.

It is the system that is already available on Turris MOX and will be available on newly sold Turris Omnia as well. We are still working on automatic migration path from Turris OS 3.x, but we already have a pretty easy way how to reflash your router manually to Turris OS 4.0.

Turris OS 3.11

Dec. 10, 2018

List of news:

  • Simple dashboard of available web applications (WebApps)
  • New Foris guide for initial setup of a router
  • First components of new system for network attacks detection Turris Sentinel
  • Turris 1.x factory image update
  • Experimental support for Samba version 4
  • Complete migration of Foris to Python 3
  • Other packages update

See more details in changelog on wiki.

Big new features in Turris OS 3.10

May 21, 2018

We are coming to you with great news about the just-released Turris OS 3.10, which is available as part of the automatic updates of Turris 1.x and Turris Omnia routers.

Cloud Backups – keep your configuration safe!

A second exciting new feature is the option to easily save your router’s configuration to our servers. Sure, you could also make a local backup using Schnapps, but thanks to Cloud backups you can now safely back up to our servers and restore any time you need to without having to search your computer for configuration files. As with Pakon, you can install and start using Cloud Backups inside the Foris user interface. Everything is, of course, encrypted and we cannot access your data – an emphasis on your privacy is our unshakable habit. You just need to be careful about one thing and that is not to forget the password. Without it, not even you will be able to access your backups.

Storage plugin - set a safe storage space with just one click!

And finally, our third novelty is the Storage plugin. This service takes care of moving data from the eMMC flash memory, which is susceptible to frequent writing and …

Turris OS 3.8 is out!

Sept. 14, 2017

Turris OS 3.8 is here at last! It took us slightly longer to release it, but we worked hard on it and we think the wait was worth it, because 3.8 has lots of new cool features. Many thanks go to our devoted community for helping us test all the new functions – thanks for being with us!

This time the main changes and improvements include:

• Foris now gives you the option to set bandwidth limits for the Guest network.

• A new function in Foris is also the option to propagate client names into local DNS.

• One big joint step for Foris and the Updater are Delayed updates. You can have a look at how to use the Delayed updates function in our documentation.

Russian, Danish and Lithuanian community translations have been added to Foris. You can turn these languages on in the "Updater" tab in Foris …and if you would like Foris to speak your own language, consider becoming a community translator ;-)!

• Userlists changes include trimmed down dependencies.

• Suricata has been updated to a new version with more modular configuration and helper packages.

Php7 is now supported!

• …

Turris OS 3.7 out now!

June 26, 2017

Last few weeks, we had been working hard release of Turris OS version 3.7. It took a little bit longer time than we are used to when providing a new version. We are sorry for that. 

On our way to milestone 3.7, we fixed a lot of hidden bugs. Many of them were found by our wonderful community so this version is as good as it is thanks to all of you! Thank you very much once again and let's take a look at changes and improvements:

  • We have changed URL of Foris to /foris
  • Foris now offers simple guest Wi-Fi setup! Read how to set it up!
  • Foris now "speaks" Slovak, Polish and French. You can turn them on in "Updater" tab in Foris. If you want to teach Foris your own language, become a translator.
  • OpenVPN server in Foris now has more options
  • There is an experimental support for graphics cards (very geeky thing :D ) Let's play!
  • Parental control features are slowly growing. Experimental support for new devices detection is here!  You'll be notified about newly connected devices in Foris "Home" panel. Turn it on in "Updater" section.
  • Migration to the new updater on Turris router …

Turris OS 3.6 out now

March 9, 2017

Turris OS 3.6 is going out today with easy OpenVPN setup, full list of changes is following:

  • foris: new plugin for easy OpenVPN management
  • suricata: new IDS package 
  • kernel: support for CPUFreq, w1-gpio-cust and EC25-E LTE module on Omnia
  • updates to various packages, especially DNS resolvers

Turris OS 3.5

Jan. 12, 2017

Another major update of operating system of router Turris - Turris OS 3.5 - was released today.

List of changes:

  • Fixes of WiFi drivers - Candela Technologies drivers for ath10k replaced by standard drivers.
  • Enabled Fast Session Transfer in hostapd.
  • Fixes of random Nuci crashes which led to Foris interface unavailability.
  • Foris again displays data sending status on Turris routers, increased tolerance for NETCONF server crashes.
  • Update of OpenSSH to latest version.
  • Fixes of opkg crashes during package installation.
  • Support for forwarding to multiple DNS servers in Knot Resolver.
  • Removed occassional boot freeze when router was low on entropy.
  • Fixes of ebtables crashes.
  • Added package fstrim.

Turris OS 3.4

Dec. 22, 2016

Another major update of operating system of router Turris - Turris OS 3.4 - was released today.

List of changes:

  • Update of kernel to the latest version, added support for NEON instructions.
  • Update and fixes of WiFi drivers.
  • Added missing translations to Foris and generation of QR codes for the mobile app, added new plugin for generation of diagnostic reports.
  • New minipots for uCollect - HTTP proxy, Squid proxy and Polipo proxy; minor fixes.
  • Support for Turris Omnia in python-turris-gpio (modified version of RPi.GPIO library).
  • Basic support for printing via CUPS.
  • Fixed DNS records resolving and database handling in the Majordomo tool.
  • Updater configuration added to backups, support for configurable backups.

Turris OS 3.3

Dec. 8, 2016

Another major update of operating system of router Turris - Turris OS 3.3 - was released today.

List of changes:

  • Update of kernel to the latest version.
  • Fixes and improvements of updater-ng - collision solving, priorities support and other.
  • Update of WiFi drivers to the latest LEDE version, Candela Technologies driver for ath10k.
  • New minipots for uCollect - HTTP and alternative Telnet port.
  • Added new DVB tuner drivers.
  • QoS software Wondershaper replaced by SQM (Smart Queue Management).
  • Basic support for local domain in Knot resolver.