[Buildroot] Buildroot 2018.08.4 released / EOL

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Thu Dec 20 10:15:57 UTC 2018


Buildroot is a simple tool for creating complete embedded Linux systems

Buildroot 2018.08.4 is released - Go download it at:




Or get it from Git:


Buildroot 2018.08.4 is a bugfix release, fixing a number of important /
security related issues discovered since the 2018.08.3 release.

- Security fixes for freetype, ghostscript, libopenssl, nodejs, php,
  python-requests, samba4, webkitgtk

- Fixes for download/compilation/runtime issues in dante,
  docker-compose, domoticz, gnutls, libgpgme, libid3tag, libiscsi,
  libmpd, liboping, libpjsip, linux, liquid-dsp, luvi, lynx, msgpack,
  nginx, php, popt, pps-tools, prosody, python-numpy, sdl2_net,
  swupdate, systemd, uclibc, vte, wine, xfsprogs

For more details, see the CHANGES file:


Users of the affected packages are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

Many thanks to all the people contributing to this release:

git shortlog -sn 2018.08.3..

    12  Peter Korsgaard
    11  Fabrice Fontaine
     8  Yann E. MORIN
     7  Thomas Petazzoni
     6  Bernd Kuhls
     2  Asaf Kahlon
     2  Joel Stanley
     2  Trent Piepho
     1  Adrian Perez de Castro
     1  Damien Thébault
     1  Ezequiel Garcia
     1  Florian Fainelli
     1  Francois Perrad
     1  Jared Bents
     1  Jörg Krause
     1  Martin Bark
     1  Max Filippov
     1  Peter Seiderer
     1  Waldemar Brodkorb

Notice that the 2018.08.x series is now EOL. Users are urged to migrate
to 2018.11 (current release) or 2018.02 (long term release) instead.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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