Of course I also longingly expect a newer version, but as far as I know Merlin does it in his free- time. I really appreciate his work and sometimes it takes a little longer.Seems like the Merlin story is coming to an end - just like OpenWRT.
I’m now in Australia and forced to go with the nascent 5G rollout here - because anything associated with the NBN is outdated and way over-priced.
No Asus 5G routers. Wouldn’t be supported by Merlin anyway.
But I can only thank him, because without him I couldn't use as many great functions of the router as I currently do.
In another post few days ago he had written to me that he will update his SHA256 fix in the OVPN server in the next version - so I am very hopeful that he will continue his work .
I'm looking forward to testing and maybe he'll give us a Christmas present .....