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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 2020". Nevertheless, the release will proceed as follows:

  • 2.5_beta1 (late January)

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. Man page processing will be converted from the current groff formatting to a markdown formatting right before beta tagging.

  • ??? - 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

  • Code freeze on January 31st, 2020 (based on discussions in Trento hackathon)
  • 2.5.0 release on April 1st, 2020

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 merged #1123
VLAN patch set ordex/cron2/plaithos merged! #6
Implement asymmetric compression plaisthos pending, need updated patch + review (syzzer/cron2) ?
man page formatting change dazo pending, will be done right before beta release -
async client-connect support plaisthos + ordex pending, needs more review + work -

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

Task descriptionAssigned toStatusTicket
Wintun support lev merged ???
IPv6-only server ordex server support is pending review #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) ordex wip
struct argv overhaul dazo Updated and rebased patches sent, awaiting review
auth-gen-token: Inform client why auth-token was rejected dazo Replaced by patches from plaisthos Merged.
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 ???
Support for multiple sockets (multi-port/multi-IP) ordex pending review #556

work needed

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

(major) items already done

TODO: update list