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This page shows the high-level status of OpenVPN 2.5 release. If you want all the details, see the Active Tickets by Milestone report.


As we missed our original deadline (Debian Buster freeze) we don't have a schedule yet, except "in year 2019". Nevertheless, the release will proceed as follows:

  • 2.5_beta1

After this date, no new features allowed, stabilising starts for real. Some minor "nice to have patches" might be accepted after evaluation/discussion on IRC; but should be avoided.

  • ??? - 2.5_beta2 (optional)

Only patches related to stabilising and important bug-fixes are allowed after this point. No more "nice to have patches" after this point. If we have no bug fixes or otherwise stabilizing code this release can be skipped.

  • ??? - 2.5_rc1

Only really needed and critical bug fixes allowed.

  • ??? - 2.5_rc2

Branching out release/2.5 happens here.

  • 2.5.0 Final release.

Deadline: To be determined

Last time we used the Debian freeze as a hard deadline. For OpenVPN 2.5 we wanted to use Debian Buster freeze, but missed the deaadline.

Features/fixes to include

must have

Task descriptionAssigned toStatusTicket
Purge NSIS installers (migrate to MSI installers) mattock ??? #1122
Netlink support (includes route.c / tun.c refactoring) ordex pending review (arne) #1123
VLAN patch set ordex/cron2/plaithos planning #6
Support for multiple sockets (multi-port/multi-IP) ordex pending review #556
Implement asymmetric compression plaisthos pending, need updated patch + review (syzzer/cron2) ?

"we should try to make it happen" (but will likely not make it)

Task descriptionAssigned toStatusTicket
IPv6-only server ordex Patch review in progress, few patches missing (cron2)#208
support for multiple-protocol sockets (UDP/TCP) ordex wip
Dynamic routes ('route in ccd-file'), depends on netlink support ??? ???
transport plugin (primary use case: obfuscation) Operator Foundation / ordex ordex is getting the patches in shape for ml
'make VPN fast again!' ??? ???
struct argv overhaul d12fk Patch review completed (dazo), patch 1-4 applied, v2 of patches 5-7 on the ml waiting for review (rebranded as 1-4 by davids)
auth-gen-token: Inform client why auth-token was rejected dazo Patch review in progress (syzzer)
tftp/wpad patch jjk patch on list, needs review and merge
support TLS record splitting (like ovpn3) syzzer (started, but no patches available yet) #554
Allow OpenVPN to communicate to peers via a Linux VRF - updated patches need review + ML submission
test server that does --auth-user-pass and/or challenge stuff cron2 (snair)not started
update auth-user-pass docs mattocknot started, discussion here
Update OpenVPN PRF (move away from SHA1/MD5) syzzer not started
maybe: add PRF plugin interface ??? ???
maybe: add key exchange plugin interface (allows easily doing .e.g post quantum kex) ??? ???
maybe: add data channel separation (or, move to ovpn3, which already has this?) ??? ???
maybe: fix radius-plugin - plugin is useful but not maintained very well ??? ???
improve control channel performance syzzer ???

work needed

  • trac tickets (2.4.x, 2.5.x, unclassified)
  • MSI testing and user documentation

(major) items already done

TODO: update list