386.1 Alpha?

Vexira

Part of the Furniture
other than ai mesh being overhauled what other major changes does this firmware bring?
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture

The latest changelog may have changed, but as of 13 days ago:

 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
That link to the changelog will be your best chance of knowing what is 'new'. Still in development, of course. :)
 

Swistheater

Very Senior Member
Wasn’t the 56U already dropped (by ASUS) long time ago?
That depends. Johns fork still supports it by porting over fixes for it and keeping updates similar to merlins. The only down side going that route is johns fork does not support the more advanced trend micro and adaptive qos, but some users would contend that those are not necessarily deal breakers. Asus has end of life their support though. The problem is the 56u,87u,and ac 3200 are on 382 code base so it is no longer realistic or feasible for Rmerlin to bandage the code base just to carry on making firmware for those models.
 
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heysoundude

Very Senior Member
Haven't been seeing much talk about 386.1 Alpha having issues - can a beta or even release be far off at this point?
Every piece of equipment reaches end-of-support eventually; 3-5 yrs is actually quite a good run, considering "they" want most of us to upgrade our phones every 2 years or faster...
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Haven't been seeing much talk about 386.1 Alpha having issues
That's because there are no alpha releases yet, and also because only four models are currently compilable on the new code base.

can a beta or even release be far off at this point?
Not anytime soon. Until Asus's own firmware code comes out of beta (which won't happen for weeks), mine won't even reach beta stage.
 

skeal

Part of the Furniture
Nothing wrong with 384.19 ;)
 

Swistheater

Very Senior Member
Haven't been seeing much talk about 386.1 Alpha having issues - can a beta or even release be far off at this point?
Every piece of equipment reaches end-of-support eventually; 3-5 yrs is actually quite a good run, considering "they" want most of us to upgrad
That's because there are no alpha releases yet, and also because only four models are currently compilable on the new code base.



Not anytime soon. Until Asus's own firmware code comes out of beta (which won't happen for weeks), mine won't even reach beta stage.
The plus side, since asus moves at the speed of snail, it ensures you have time to take care of small details you have been wanting to get out of the way. The down side is testing and production is on the back burner. I think the pro's out weight the con's. We patiently await the future of Asuswrt-Merlin.:D
 

Blacklistedcard

Regular Contributor
Haven't been seeing much talk about 386.1 Alpha having issues - can a beta or even release be far off at this point?
Every piece of equipment reaches end-of-support eventually; 3-5 yrs is actually quite a good run, considering "they" want most of us to upgrade our phones every 2 years or faster...
It would be nice if Broadcom actually upgraded their SDKs for the manufactures. The kernel is very old. What a nightmare to patch...

Linux RT-AC86U-F210 4.1.27 #2 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 3 18:56:21 EDT 2020 aarch64 ASUSWRT-Merlin
[email protected]:/tmp/home/root#

Merlin would properly cry each time a new SDK came out though...
 

Blacklistedcard

Regular Contributor
Haven't been seeing much talk about 386.1 Alpha having issues - can a beta or even release be far off at this point?
Every piece of equipment reaches end-of-support eventually; 3-5 yrs is actually quite a good run, considering "they" want most of us to upgrade our phones every 2 years or faster...
Just the device list is empty on my AC86U. Everything else is working. VPN Client running great.

I do about 3-4TB of traffic a day since I work at home. No issue with the latest build from github.
 

Blacklistedcard

Regular Contributor
It's an LTS kernel.
I just checked I think LTS is over for the 4.1.27 kernel. I jump to 4.19.x Super Longterm Support if I were Broadcom. Or suck it up and go to the latest LTS 5.4 It's still better than the 2.6.18 kernel. When I go to bed at night, I still see "2.6.18" burnt into my eyes. Maintenance is the hardest part and SDKs are very stale in the industry.

They could setup docker images of their SDKs and then share it with monthly releases.
 

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