Gargoyle 1.5.7 moves to the newer "Attitude Adjustment" branch of OpenWRT. This includes newer wireless drivers, and support for many newer models of routers. However, the old settings are not compatible. Anyone who does try to preserve settings between the versions or restore from a backup from an older version will likely run into serious problems. You have been warned.
Also, while most of the core functionality has been tested, this release is more likely to have bugs, due to the significant underlying changes in OpenWRT. So, if you need something extra-stable this really isn't the release to try. (Neither is any on the Experimental branch, but this one is probably more problematic than most). Please do report all bugs in this thread or in the appropriate troubleshooting forums.
That's the bad news. The good news is that a bunch of new hardware is now supported (checkout the download page). Also, If you're having wireless troubles, it may be worth upgrading, as this release contains much newer versions of the wireless drivers.
Finally, the download page has been updated to display the newer Atheros-based router firmware images by default. The Broadcom firmware images (and others) are still there, of course, but since the newer Atheros routers are the best supported, these are now the default.
New in 1.5.7:
- Underlying OpenWRT upgraded to newer "Attitude Adjustment" Branch
- Significantly improved hardware support
- Fix handling of direction property of OpenVPN tls-auth
- Allow building of only one profile for a given architecture by running e.g. "make ar71xx.usb_large" to build usb_large profile instead of all ar71xx profiles