Omega Firmware Changelog

Log of all changes made to the Onion Omega LEDE Firmware

Version Syntax

The Omega Firmware version is in the following format:


The individual parts correspond to the following: * A is the ULTRA version * B is the Major version * C is the Minor version * XYZ is the build number

For example:

0.0.6 b264

The build number will continuously increment over the course of development.


Definining the differences in each version change


** Latest I2C Library**

Latest version of the I2C library, no more device client


OnionOS Release

Next step forward for the Omega2

  • OnionOS is now part of the firwmare, it features:
    • An App Manager
    • A new and improved, built-in Setup Wizard


WiFi Warp Core Release

A whole slew of updates, the most major being the new WiFi Warp Core - Enhanced MT7688 WiFi Driver

  • Setup Wizard updated for compatibility new WiFi Warp Core and be more communicative with the user
  • Console Settings app updated for compatibility with WiFi Warp Core
  • Updates to onion ubus package, base-www, et al


Fast-GPIO Fix Release

  • Fixed issue where /dev/mem device was missing, causing fast-gpio to seg-fault every time!


Cloud Fix Release

  • Cloud connectivity issue is now resolved
  • Reset button on the Docks now works


Bug Fix Release

  • Fixed reboot for Omega2+
  • Omega2+ can now read SD cards


Onion Repo Firmware

  • Largest Change: Now hosting and devices using only Onion repos for packages
  • Fix for Node v4.3.1 and support for all Node-related packages


Omega2 operating Firmware

  • Largest Change: Separated Omega2 and Omega2+ firmwares
  • Networking and firewall fixes for max connectivity
  • Bug and stability fixes for Setup Wizard and the Console


Omega2 Factory Firmware

Slew of Omega2 features: * Compatability with Omega2 WiFi * Using new WiFi Manager * Overhauled Setup Wizard * New Console


Repo Fix Release.

  • Fix for issue where Onion Repo Keys were not being installed by default, Omega users could not install Onion packages
  • Created new release so all users get the fix!


Brin J2 Release.

  • Updates to Device Client architecture, now supports additional setup modes and compatibility with latest Cloud services
  • Updates to I2C Expansion Drivers: additional control added for Relay Expansion


Brin J1 Release.

Firmware updates for Onion Cloud App Store

  • Added onion-helper ubus service
  • Updates to I2C Expansion Drivers


Brin M1 Release.

Firmware updates for stable Onion Cloud support!

  • Stable device client
  • Support for GPS Expansion
  • Onion sh library fix: no longer creating blank log files


Brin A2 Release.

Firmware includes support for the Onion Cloud!

Console Updates: * Settings App now includes Cloud Settings Tab, used to register the device with the Cloud, and then to view the cloud registration info * OLED App can now save converted image files to the Omega


Ando A1 Release.

Added the following features to the firmware: * Bluetooth audio support using Onion customized packages * Network Manager that will automatically try to connect to recognized networks * Fix for Node.JS and NPM where HTML requests were erroneously resolving to IPv6

Console Updates: * Added Programming Calculator app * Added Webcam App * Overhauled WiFi settings apps


Modern Node Release.

Added kernel changes to support NodeJs v4.3.1

Updates to Onion Drivers


Ando J1 Console Release.

Added Resistor Calculator app.

Implemented universal notification system.

Added error notification to I2C app to indicate Expansion cannot be found.

Settings app update: added loading icon to wifi setup (sta and ap), added download progress bar to firmware upgrade, added Omega LED blinking before Factory Reset


Ando N2 Console Release.

Added apps for the PWM, Relay, and OLED Expansions, expanded the GPIO Control App.

Added taskbar for apps.


Early November release of the Console. This series of releases is code-named Ando.

Contains bug fixes, extends functionality of existing apps, added GPIO control app.


First release of the Console


Post production firmware


Initial firmware sent to be flashed at the factory

Build Notes

Defining the changes in each build. Note that if a number is missing, that build failed the deployment process.


Feb 15, 2018

  • Updated Onion-Script for correct Moscow timezone
  • python-spidev module now features a half-duplex xfer3 function


Dec 3, 2018

  • Set higher priority for starting the mountd service
    • External storage is now mounted before networking starts
  • Updated OnionOS Code Editor app to come installed with default credentials and root / project already configured
  • Added OnionOS Sparkfun Qwiic App


Nov 7, 2018

Updating to version 0.2.2

  • Latest version of Onion I2C library
    • Now supports reading and writing multiple bytes to address with multiple bytes
  • Removed device client from firmware


Oct 19, 2018

  • OnionOS
    • Updated App Manager to load available updates quicker and has ability to update OnionOS as well if required
    • Setup Wizard styling updates
  • Added USB hotplug action to autorun a script
  • Added sftp server into firmware


Oct 16, 2018

Updating to version 0.2.1

  • OnionOS
    • OnionOS is now included in firmware
    • Now includes a new and improved built-in Setup Wizard
    • Created OnionOS App to install the Legacy Console and make it available as an OnionOS App
    • Code Editor is no longer bundled with OnionOS - can be installed through App Manager
    • uci defaults script to configure mosquitto for mqtt over websocket
  • Removed old setup wizard and base-www packages


Oct 5, 2018

  • OnionOS updates
    • Addition of App Manager to install and remove OnionOS apps!
    • Code editor no longer comes installed by default - space saving measure
  • mosquitto and mosquitto client now installed in base firmware


Sept 10, 2018

  • Added Python3 module for ADC Expansion
  • Factory partition is now writeable


August 31, 2018

  • Added support for use of hardware PWM units on GPIO18 and 19
  • Added python3 modules for Onion PWM, OLED, and Relay Expansions


August 1, 2018

  • Added kernel patch to stop the annoying “buggy DT” kernel warning on boot
  • Added I2C kernel patch, now have support for:
    • ACK/NAK handling - so i2cdetect command works properly now
    • Clock stretching - compatible with more types of I2C devices
    • Unlimited message length - previously capped at 64 bytes
    • Supports repeated start sequence


July 31, 2018

  • Updated OnionOS and Added Sensor Monitor App


July 12, 2018

  • Added telnet and telnetd to busybox
  • Updated python-adc-exp package
  • Updated onion script to include setting of timezone


July 11, 2018

  • Added adc-exp and associated Python module to Onion package repo
  • Now building kernel modules required for sw spi bitbang on gpio - included in Onion package repo


July 3, 2018

  • Updated Onion Script
  • Pushed out OnionOS and Camera App updates


July 3, 2018

  • Upped omega2-ctrl package version to reflect code changes a while ago
  • New version of OnionOS released, as well as a new Camera app


June 12, 2018

  • New I2C Expansion Drivers Version
    • Added omegaMotors Python module to pyPwmExp
    • Updates to i2c library functions:
      • upped buffer size to 256 bytes
      • fixed issue where buffer copy actually copies an extra byte
      • fixed readRaw function - correctly clearing buffer
  • Update hostname tool new version
    • Now sets wwan hostname so Omega gets recognized by name in router client lists


June 4, 2018

  • Added Onion command line utility (first iteration - only configures ethernet port for now)
  • Warp Core Update - Added network testing tool
  • Added kernel modules to Onion package repo: kmod-pps-ldisc, kmod-usb-net-rndis, kmod-usb-net-cdc-ether


Apr 30, 2018

  • Added asterix15 and baresip packages to repo


Apr 26, 2018

  • Added slew of packages to Onion repo
    • nodogsplash captive portal + kmod-ipt-ipopt added new routing repo
    • kmod-pps + kmod-pps-gpio
    • bind server, tools, and lib
    • etherwake
    • mdns daemon + utils


Apr 17, 2018

  • OnionOS Update
    • Added Battery Level Monitoring w/ Power Dock 2 App
    • Implemented automatic app loading based on what is installed


Apr 15, 2018

  • Power Dock 2 package update
    • Can now optionally output battery percentage as well
    • Added continuous mode of operation: report battery level at a specified interval


Apr 12, 2018

  • Warp Core Update
    • improved processing of connection parameters
    • fixed an issue where some WPA1 crypto ciphers weren’t properly recorded
    • added debug command to wifisetup to aid in end-user wifi connection debug


Apr 11, 2018

  • Updated OnionOS Editor App to support making projects outside of the /www directory


Apr 10, 2018

  • Addition of OnionOS and supporting Apps (Editor and NFC-RFID Expansion)
  • Update base-www to support OnionOS


Apr 10, 2018

  • Added libfreefare and associated utilites to package repo, also added as dependency to nfc-exp package


Apr 6, 2018

  • Updated onion-ubus and wifi-warp-core for better support for open and WPA1 networks


Apr 2, 2018

  • Added support for I2S - MAX98090 codec
  • Updated Wifi Warp Core
    • Better reconnect timing
    • Print statement when apcli0 link is up
  • Added nfc packages to the package repo


Mar 26, 2018

  • SPI kernel driver - integrated patch that alleviates issues
    • full-duplex transmissions are replaced with half-duplex
    • able to transmit larger “packets” of data at a time (no longer just 16 bytes before CS deasserts
  • Added Python spidev module
  • package updates
    • console install tool - updated to work regardless of network configuration, specifically, works with ethernet connectivity now
    • i2c exp driver - i2c library updated to fix memory overwrite bug
    • python gpio module - updated to alleviate bug with setting output gpios
    • avrdude - upped version number to avoid installing broken v6.3
  • Added nfc-utils and libnfc packages


Mar 26, 2018

  • Added WiFi Warp Core
    • Integrates wifisetup command
    • wifisetup updated to take in base64 arguments
    • Removal of old wifi-manager and driver
  • Onion Console v0.1.4: works with WiFi Warp Core, better UX - uses base64 encoding to ensure more flexibility with input, fixed terminal app - now accessible regardless of network configuration
  • Setup Wizard v0.3: works with WiFi Warp Core, more communicative with the user, better UX - uses base64 encoding to ensure more flexibility with input
  • Onion Ubus v0.3: updates to wifi scan to reflect new data coming from wifi scan (RSSI, encryption strings), fixes for wifisetup
  • Tools to perform base64 and URL encode/decode installed
  • Hostname Fix tool: compatible with Warp Core, more flexible - can work with any root basename


Sept 19, 2017

  • Added power-dock2 application to Onion Package Repo
  • New versions of existing packages:
    • Onion Console v0.1.3: works on mobile & other bug fixes
    • i2c-exp-driver v0.5: new api function to read without specifying an address
    • spi-gpio-driver v0.2: merged typo fix PR


August 29, 2017

  • Added python-dev package to Onion Package Repo


August 24, 2017

  • Added back mountd package to firmware
  • Added new dht-sensor program to Onion Package Repo


July 26, 2017

  • Added mosquitto-client-ssl to Onion Package Repo


July 19, 2017

  • Moved over to using OnionIoT/source repo


July 10, 2017

  • Latest version of base-www package added to Onion Package Repo
  • Added installation of default-jdk to onion/lede Dockerfile
  • Added nfc-utils to Onion Package Repo


July 7, 2017

  • Added classpath and classpath_tools packages to Onion Package Repo


July 7, 2017

  • Added Node Red IBM Watson IoT software package to Onion Package Repo


July 7, 2017

Build system fix-up * Switched to LEDE 17.01 since it’s more stable * Switched over to new Omega2 Master branch for Onion package feed


April 20, 2017

  • Fixed ogps package, dms to decimal conversion fixed, latitude and longitude is now decoded correct!


April 18, 2017

  • Updated infrastructure for easier building in docker container


March 6, 2017

  • Added shadow and sudo modules for user management to Onion Repo


March 3, 2017

  • Added Kernel Modules for Atheros 9k wireless chipsets (largely USB-based) to Onion repo


March 2, 2017

Added following packages to Onion repo: * avahi-utils * midnight commander (mc) * strongswan vpn


February 28, 2017

Updating to version 0.1.10 - Major Omega2 Bugs fixed

  • Fixed fast-gpio, /dev/mem device is now included in the hardware again
  • Included POSIX MQUEUE config in firmware


February 28, 2017

  • Added tcpdump package to Onion repo


February 28, 2017

  • Added python twisted library to Onion repo


February 21, 2017

  • Added kernel modules and packages required for USB cellular modem


February 16, 2017

  • Overhauled Node modules for Relay, PWM, and OLED Expansions


February 8, 2017

  • Added mosquitto broker package to repo


February 6, 2017

  • Fix for issue with hostname fixing tool that popped up, now works correctly in all cases


February 6, 2017

  • Now also compiling the bc package for the repo


February 3, 2017

  • Blynk Library now at v0.4.5


February 2, 2017

  • Added patch to fix 1-wire master issue where virtual nodes were not accepted as gpios
  • Infra: added option for quick (essential) compile
  • Infra: reorganized patches


January 20, 2017

  • Addition of micropython and several Python modules to package repo:
    • pillow
    • urllib3
    • simplejson


January 19, 2017

  • device-client fix: resolves issue where the Omega cannot successfully connect to the Onion cloud


January 18, 2017

  • Compiling filesystem utility packages for repo:
    • block-mount
    • e2fsprogs
    • f2fsck, f2fs-tools
    • mk2fs
    • ntfs-utils
    • ntfs-3g, ntfs-3g-low, ntfs-3g-utils
    • sysfsutils
    • tune2fs


January 17, 2017

  • Compiling additional packages for repo:
    • PHP: Enabled PHP7 filter extension
    • Perl: Added a slew of Perl packages


January 17, 2017

  • Now using official LEDE implementation of Onion Omega2 and Omega2+ since Onion’s PR was merged!
    • Got rid of Omega patches
    • The reset button on the Docks now works!
  • Omega LED is now called omega2:amber:system and omega2p:amber:system
    • Updated uci-defaults files to account for this when setting system.@led[0]


January 12, 2017

  • Added Perl interpreter as a package


January 12, 2017

Updating to version 0.1.8 - Major Omega2 Bugs fixed

  • just upped the version number


January 12, 2017

  • Added kernel patch for SD card - Omega2+ can now read SD cards!


January 12, 2017

  • Added patch for mtd device driver - Omega2+ can now reboot!


January 11, 2017

  • Updated kernel to include DEV_KMEM - fix for broken fast-gpio
  • Added configfs kernel module


December 30, 2016

  • Updated Console Support for Node Red
  • Added Callback Functionality For Expansion Node Modules


December 29, 2016

Updating to version 1.7.0 - Onion Repos Up & Running

  • Now deploying all compiled packages to
    • Associated deploy package script changes
    • Associated changes to uci defaults script that configures the opkg distfeeds configuration
    • Addition of new key pair for Onion repos
  • Added makefile steps to allow for easier buildroot automation
  • Makefile now overrides default lede packages with onion-customized makefiles for avrdude, pulse audio, and bluez
  • Addition of MANY compiled packages, notable additions:
    • Blynk Library
    • PulseAudio, Bluez, Shairport-sync
    • npm
    • All python and python3
    • php7
    • ruby
    • mosquitto
    • iodine
    • samba
    • coreutils
  • Added instructions on how to work with usign

b138, b137

December 28, 2016

  • Fixed compilation of Onion’s Node v4.3.1
  • Building all Node packages as well:
    • OLED, Relay, PWM Expansion Add-ons
    • onoff - for GPIOs
    • nodeusb
    • Blynk Library


December 11, 2016

  • Upped to version 1.6.0
  • Addition of NodeJs as language


December 6, 2016

  • Now using full wpad package (instead of wpad-mini)
    • Built in support for AES encrypted networks
    • Support for enterprise encrypted wifi
  • Console Updates
    • Hostname fix
    • Wifi network setup fix
    • Wifi ap setup fix


December 1, 2016

  • Added patch for led morse trigger to buildroot


November 30, 2016

  • Added support for controlling the Omega LED using sysfs
    • LED flashes during boot and then turns solid after about 90 seconds


November 25, 2016

  • Console:
    • Install tool runs properly on boot
    • No longer runs as a service as a result
    • Console cloud registration works similarly to setup wizard
  • Wifisetup checks for password lengths to match encryption types
  • Setup Wizard runs console-install-tool when install console is checked off
  • Arduino Dock 2 package renamed


November 24, 2016

  • Firewall and network changes to allow ethernet use on Omega2 and Omega2+
    • uci-default sets a new config for ethernet
    • Network config file specifies eth0 as the wan device instead of eth0.2
  • Console revamped
    • Install pages styled
    • Install tool now checks for and installs the app
    • Webcam app points to correct IP address for stream
  • Wifimanager no longer boots twice
  • Wifisetup command line fixes


November 22, 2016

  • Setup Wizard changes for cloud device registration
    • Setup wizard now waits for message from modal to continue onto the next step
    • Cloud Device registration fits the entire body of the modal rather than having a small border


November 22, 2016

Support and differentiation for Omega2 and Omega2+ * Created separate profiles for the two devices * Different Flash sizes * Different memory sizes * Different model names * Updated sh lib to include both devices, includes updates to: * oupgrade * onion ubus (affects wifimanager) * Updates to oupgrade process, now inlcudes Omega2+ * Infrastructure update for handling new firmwares


November 20, 2016

  • Updated hostname fix tool to reset WiFi AP to have the correct name


November 18, 2016

  • Fixed firewall: now forwards from wwan to wlan by default
  • Updated Setup Wizard modals
  • Console Installation tool now restarts rpcd to complete base console installation


November 18, 2016

  • Latest code for Setup Wizard, onion ubus wifi scan, console install tool
  • Added Console packages


November 18, 2016

Updating to version 0.1.5 - Omega2 Factory Firmware

  • Added support for detecting SD Card plug-in


November 18, 2016 * Enable AP at boot


November 17, 2016

Infrastructure updates: * Uploading to Onion repo server is now 100% working


November 16, 2016

  • Update to buildroot cleanup
  • Added tool to fix Omega-0000 hostname issue


November 11, 2016

Big update with many fixes: * Switched back to using closed-source Ralink WiFi driver * Removed the open source drivers - they were making throughput really low * Updated /etc/config files to suit the new wifi driver * Updated package feeds to use Onion Omega2 feed * Now using new wifimanager * Dropped wdb40 * Setup Wizard is installed by default - Console is installed later through opkg * Updated onion uci config to suit the new console * Made updates to how the device hostname is made - needs more work * Fixed wget from https addresses * Fixed uhttpd


October 24, 2016

  • Using Onion customized mt76 wifi kernel driver


October 24, 2016

  • Updates to dependencies required for filesystem packages


October 10, 2016

  • Updated infrastructure scripts with some documentation


October 10, 2016

  • Fixed compilation issue due to missing NLS support


October 7, 2016

  • Fixed kernel patch to do fewer things, just focusing on /dev/i2c-0 and /dev/mem


October 7, 2016

  • Building a variety of packages found in the found in the original Omega firmware


Sept 22, 2016

  • Added kernel configuration patch:
    • Enables /dev/i2c-0 and /dev/mem devices, among other things


Sept 21, 2016

  • Added additional kernel modules and baseline packages
  • Not working
    • I2C - no /dev/i2c-0 device
    • wdb40 - likely needs code update
    • Need to test SPI, UART1, SD Card, I2S
    • Omega LED not showing up in /sys/class/leds


Sept 21, 2016

  • Added Onion packages, not everything is working, need to investigate which packages need to be added again


Sept 21, 2016

  • Finalized base system files for correct network operation
  • Producing firmware with 100% working WiFi


Sept 20, 2016

  • Testing changes to base system files for correct network operation


Aug 29, 2016

  • Moved away from OpenWRT to LEDE Buildroot


Aug 24, 2016

  • Manually added required kernel modules and packages for mt7688


Aug 10, 2016

  • Console Updates for compatibility with Omega2
    • Status App: different specs, and different methods for gathering data
    • Settings App: different method for setting WiFi config
    • GPIO App: updated image and GPIO layout for Omega2
    • Fix for shellinabox compilation


Aug 5, 2016

  • Fixed compilation for shellinabox, added to firmware
  • Package selection largely matches the Omega1 buildroot
    • Not compiling some node packages due to errors


Aug 4, 2016

First firmware to be added to image repo!

  • Fixes for wdb40 program and script: should work 100% now
  • Added Console to the firmware
  • Changed device type to omega2
  • Infrastructure updates: updated Firmware API calls


Aug 3, 2016

  • Updated network and wireless configuration files, now works out of the box with wdb40 and sta networks
  • Updates to oupgrade to differentiate between the different device types and select different repos to look for firmware updates
  • Fixes to makefile for applying Omega2 patch


Aug 2, 2016

Wifi works! * Enabled wifi driver bake-in


Aug 2, 2016

  • Generated new signature for Omega2 package repo (for repo as well as on device)
  • Updated deploy scripts to push packages and images to Omega2 repo


Jul 29, 2016

  • Added omega2-ctrl utility for low-level hardware control
  • added libmraa as package to build


Jul 27, 2016

Initial Omega2 Firmware

Original Omega Firmware below


Jul 8, 2016

Firmware 0.1.4 Release

  • Fixed issue where keys for Onion Package Repo were not being installed by default


Jul 6, 2016

  • Finalized power-dock application for Power Dock release


Jun 24, 2016

Firmware 0.1.3 Release

  • Updated device-client architecture to support additional setup modes and compatibility with Cloud services

b327, b326

Jun 13, 2016

  • Updated I2C Exp Driver relay expansion w/ cli usage instructions


Jun 10, 2016

Firmware 0.1.2 Release

Console Updates: * Fixed dropdown issue in GPIO and OLED apps

Firmware Updates: * Added onion-helper, a c-based ubus service to facilitate better cloud interaction * Updated I2C Expansion Drivers, specifically the Relay * Extended to use all GPIOs available on MCP chip * Can now read relay state * Updates to ubus service to allow reading relay state * Removed power-dock testing application from firmware


May 31, 2016

  • Added power-dock application to firmware (for testing purposes)


May 31, 2016

  • I2C Expansion Driver version upped to 0.3
    • relay-exp app can now:
    • Control all 8 MCP chip GPIOs
    • Accept full I2C device address from the command line

b322, b321

May 29, 2016

  • Library management script update: changed structure of output

b320, b317, b316

May 24, 2016

  • Added hooks for build server and library management


May 20, 2016

  • Added I2C Expansion Node modules

b314, b313

May 18, 2016

  • Added rpcsys ubus service package to firmware
  • Updated onion-helper ubus service download function
    • Better error handling
    • Ability to run download in background


May 17, 2016

  • Updates to onion-helper ubus service

b311, b310

May 12, 2016

  • Adding Transmission Console App to onion repo


May 9, 2016

  • Adding onion-helper c-based ubus service as a package


April 29, 2016

Firmware 0.1.1 Release

Console Updates * Now at Brin M1 codename * Settings App will no longer be cached


April 28, 2016

  • device-client version upped to 0.5
    • Push out updates that fix connection hang in the event of a network outage


April 20, 2016

  • updates to the sh library to fix bug where blank tmp files kept getting created
  • updates to fast-gpio to fix blank tmp files bug
  • added ubus service to launch processes in the background


April 15, 2016

  • device-client version upped to 0.4
    • Push out the updates that fix the curl and threading memory leaks
  • Updates to firmware database access scripts to decrease verbosity


April 13, 2016

Build Server related:

Updated firmware database access scripts to match new firmware database web API


April 11, 2016

Added ogps to the onion packages repo.


*April 10, 2016**

Added script to use with buildroot automated compilation: Checks compile exit codes and retries up to 2 additional times, returns last compile exit code


April 8, 2016

Version 0.1.0 Firmware

  • Added support for the Onion Cloud
  • Updated to latest version of the Console
    • Settings App: Added Cloud Settings tab
    • OLED App can now save converted images to the Omega


April 4, 2016

  • New wdb40 version: fixed issue with connecting to SSIDs with spaces


April 4, 2016

  • Added tmux back into the firmware
  • New device-client version for repo: fixed device ID and secret location


April 2, 2016

Version 0.0.8 Firmware

Updated to latest version of Console and WDB40

Console: * Added Calculator and Webcam Apps * Overhauled the WiFi Settings Apps

WDB40: * Updated usage instructions


April 2, 2016

  • Removed deprecated ubus-intf package (functionality replaced by onion-ubus gpio method, saving space)
  • Replaced wifisetup and wifisaint packages with wdb40 network manager
  • Updated onion-ubus with new wdb40 install paths


April 2, 2016

  • Added Onion customized bluez and pulseaudio packages to Onion Repo
  • Modified deployment script to correctly upload images and packages


Mar 31, 2016

Added kmod-input-uinput package into the build.

b290, b289

Mar 30, 2016

  • Kernel config update now done by appending to config file from script (instead of overwriting), increased build stability
  • Added uClibc toolchain patch that makes web requests default to IPv4 (Required for NodeJS to properly get HTML)
  • Updated onion-ubus: modified and fixed gpio method


Mar 19, 2016

Added Onion GPIO Python module package to Onion Repo


Mar 9, 2016

Fix for failing build (caused by having some new options missing in the kernel config)


Mar 7, 2016

Updates to the Onion SPI library * better handling of device registration * usage printout is nicer


Mar 5, 2016

  • Added NodeJS v4.3.1 as a package
    • Along with associated kernel changes
  • Updates to Onion SPI library
  • arduino-dock, avrdude, and tmux packages are no longer included in the build


Feb 23, 2016

  • Now building onion I2C python library as an optional module (in onion repo)
  • Added Onion spi library, command line spi tool, and python module as modules in repo


Feb 22, 2016

I2C Expansions Software Updates * Extended oled library functionality * functions for: text/image column addressing, writing a single byte to the screen, setting cursor by row and pixel * Implemented Python object for the i2c library * Updated all c-python modules with better error checking: * checks for correct arguments * checks for successful C function calls


Jan 27, 2016

Added whois command to Busybox


Jan 25, 2016

Updates to firmware database access scripts


Jan 25, 2016

Added kmod-w1-slave-therm kernel package for One-Wire temperature sensor family. Updated PATH variable to match new OpenWRT default.


Jan 21, 2016

Added kmod-dma-buf package to resolve build issue


Jan 20, 2016

Added one-wire kernel modules: * kmod-w1 * kmod-w1-gpio-custom * kmod-w1-master-gpio


Added gpio-test package to Onion Package Repo


Enabled GPIO Edge irq patch

Kernel Modules added: * kmod-bluetooth * kmod-gpio-irq - enable interrupts from gpio


Ando J1 Console Release

Upgrading to version 0.0.6

Console Updates: * Added Resistor Calculator App * Implemented universal notification system * Added error notification to I2C expansion apps if expansion cannot be found * Cosmetic updates to Settings app, making it more user friendly Firmware Update: * Added an additional patch for GPIO Edge irq * Removed GPIO Edge irq patches


Added support for GPIO Edge irq


Added usb audio card kernel modules (kmod-usb-audio and kmod-sound-core)


oupgrade update: * added ca-certificates packages to base build * oupgrade script now points to https version of repo info file, various code clean-up * onion sh lib: added function to wget a file from a url


  • i2c library update: implemented writeBuffer function that takes an address and a data buffer, and then a private writeBuffer function that creates a buffer with the i2c register address at element 0, and the data in the rest of the elements, then uses this to perform the i2c write
  • i2c-exp cli apps: changed verbosity option to be cumulative
  • neopixel tool:
    • updated to use new i2c library writeBuffer function
    • fixed setBuffer class function: now returns valid EXIT_SUCCESS/EXIT_FAILURE

b256, b255

python package update: added base packages to setup OmegaExpansion and OmegaArduinoDock Python Packages


neopixel-tool fix: set pixel can now accept hex codes with 0x prefix


oled-exp fix: diagonal scrolling no longer leaves out the bottom row

b251, b250, b249

Neopixel Class: * added brightness control to c++ class (added to cli app, c-lib, python module, and python example) * added overloaded Init function that sets pin, length of strip, and performs init * fixes for dynamic memory clean-up


Added utilities and libraries for controlling Neopixels with the Arduino Dock


oled-exp driver fix: resolved issue with column addressing for text and images, all images should display correctly now

b244 - b241

Invalid builds resolving build server + strider deployment issues

b240, b239

Added i2c-exp python libraries as packages

b238, b237, b236, b235

oled-exp changes * fix for oledDraw: now reset the column addressing to 0-127 so images are displayed correctly * changed name of contrasting setting function to oledSetBrightness * fix: correctly set the cursor for columns (setcursor function now sets column addressing to 0-125 since changing the column addressing resets the column cursor pointer)


  • Added g=grep alias to profile
  • Updated pwm-exp usage printout to include oscillator sleep functionality


Console Bug Fix: permission denied error did not result in relogin


Ando N2 Console Release Upgrading to version 0.0.5 Console Updates: * Added apps for the PWM, Relay, and OLED Expansions * Extended the GPIO Control App to include the Expansion Dock as well * Added a taskbar to easily switch between apps


Pre Console Release Test Build #2 Fixes: * Base system * Typo fix for ll alias * Onion Repo Key: now installs with correct name and as a signed signature file


Pre Console Release Test Build Added functionality: * Onion UBUS Service * added i2c-scan functionality: get a list of addresses of all connected I2C slaves * I2C Expansions * pwm-exp * Implemented ability to set oscillator to sleep (disable all pwm signals) * Added check to see if oscillator is running, if not, start it up (automatic initialization, running with -i at the beginning is no longer necessary) * oled-exp * Developed driver for all oled exp functionality * init, clear, turn display on/off, invert display, dim the display, set the cursor, writing a message, scrolling (horizontal and diagonal), displaying an image * ubus integration for all three apps (pwm-exp, relay-exp, oled-exp) * created static libraries of the driver code for all three expansions (pwm, relay, oled) * SH Library * json argument parser: added better parsing, now wraps values with double quotes if they have certain special characters * Packages * Added Onion specific keys for signing Onion packages * Compiled NodeJs v0.10.5, available as a package in Onion Repo * Base System * Will now preserve /root during a sysupgrade (firmware update) * Enabled access to the Onion Package Repo (opkg feed setup) * Added automatic ll alias * Deploy * Sign Onion Repo packages with Onion key * Deploy all packages to the Onion Repo


Integration of i2c-exp-drivers into ubus via rpcd


Package repo keys feed now uses the keys from the Buildroot (this) Repo


Resolved conflict with OpenWRT NodeJS package, fixes for packages signature generation


Moved keys to buildroot repo. Changed scripts to push new signature of Packages file.


Added nodejs package, deploy also pushes Onion packages to the repo


Added signature keys for Onion Package Repo


  • Arduino Dock update: added placeholder lua sketch that is used by Arduino IDE when flashing
  • i2c library: updated read function to return a buffer array, meant to increase compatibility as a library
  • debug library: added an onion debug library, implements print statements with a severity level for now
  • i2c-exp-drivers: updated to reflect i2c lib changes and debug lib addition
  • ads1x15 driver: updated to reflect i2c lib changes and debug lib addition


Added arduino-dock package: all utilities required for use of Arduino Dock


Console GPIO App fix


Added avrdude programmer and its’ dependencies to build


Added kmod-hid, kmod-usb-hid, and kmod-usb-printer modules to build.


New console release. Incrementing version number.


Added sftp server module


  • updates to i2c lib, fixed issue with write/read function status return
  • added driver for ads1x15 chip as built-in module
  • added modules kmod-video-uvc and mjpg-streamer for use with USB webcams


  • fast-gpio: implemented print verbosity control, along with json output support
  • onion ubus: added fast-gpio support (pwm times-out)


  • i2c library: headers and static library files are now properly installed and can be used by other packages
  • added app to use ADS1X15 ADC+PGA chip


  • i2c library: implemented output verbosity and some code clean-up
  • sh lib: added clean-up of empty log files
  • added chpasswd utility to busybox


i2c lib: expanded to perform multi-byte i2c read and write operations

b206, b205

relay-exp tool now supports different dip-switch settings to change I2C address, added better error checking


Changes to i2c expansions: * changed the repo name * clean-up of pwm-exp print outs * exposed i2c and mcp23008 libraries

b203, b202

Added login utility for busybox Changed shellinabox to launch busybox login utility


Fix for shellinabox default PATH variable

b198, b197

Added relay-exp application driver for the Relay expansion Added i2c-tools as built-in module


Infra update: automatically updates the firmware db when a new image is released


New version of pwm-exp: * fix for setting pwm frequency * command line arguments can now be float * supports only doing pwm init from command line * added input mode where pulse width and period can be used * added error checking for i2c reads

b192, b191

Added support for ext2/3/4 filesystems


New version of fast-gpio: now disables running pwm if set or set-direction commands are used

b189, b188

Added Onion Console, removed setup wizard. Incremented to version 0.0.3


Removed Pwm Expansion test script

b186, b185

Temporary: added test script for pwm expansion


Changed shellinabox default css

b183, b182

Added Onion PWM Expansion Driver


Updated shellinabox daemon management again: enabled auto-start


Added i2c-tools package as a module

b179, b178

Login banner and shellinabox changes 179: Updated shellinabox package to pull from Onion repo, fixed issue with build setup script 178: Changed login banner, changes to shellinabox daemon management (no longer auto-starts or auto-respawns)


Onion sh lib updates for use with the Console


Added GPS expansion usb drivers


Added several usb-serial drivers

b174, b173, b172

Fixes for fast-gpio * b174: added ability to set and read direction of pins


Added libugpio and gpioctl packages to the build


Following changes: * oupgrade: added build number to text-based check * wifisetup: added option to specify Omega’s IP addr when setting up AP network * added fast-gpio * added onion-sh-lib, only used by fast-gpio for now


Added fix for opkg sources


Added omega-led service to onion-ubus Enables ubus control of the LED built-in to the Omega

b167, b166

Updates to oupgrade and onion-ubus * oupgrade: JSON output update: Now outputs build numbers for device and repo, and build_mismatch boolean (if the device and repo are the same version, checks the build numbers) * Added dir-list to onion ubus service: returns an array of all directories within a specified directory

b165, b164, b163

Added shellinabox to the build. Shellinabox provides an AJAX interface to the command line shell.


Updated to Version 0.0.2