Part of the Furniture
I think you're completely wrong with your assumptions!I'm not trying to sound overly demanding, and so now I understand its not Merlin's fault. But unpatched vulnerabilities for a month seem like too large a window for those concerned with security. Which, back in my day was the whole reason to use open source firmware on a router. Because the vendor never actually patched anything. Now I guess open source firmware is just to sound cool, but in reality its becoming obsolete. It seems routers have more vendor support, and once that support ends so does the open source community support.
Although, I guess it is more comforting to know the source code for the updated firmware was only released two weeks ago, but still disconcerting because there is always groups of people in the know before the firmware is released let alone the source code. Too bad Merlin is not one of them, though I thought he was? Maybe he should not be so generous to them since the feeling is not mutual?
This is partly why Microsoft has changed its update policy, even though its somewhat in vain, because too many people always know the patches are coming before they are released. This goes for dark circles too.
Nobody said that, Merlin even put in more security before Asus will do, for things he can do on his own.
Asus will only permanently fix their bugs weekly with new beta-soft they introduced in the last year and its ongoing.
Wifi and Aimesh issues mostly when Merlin not even supports Aimesh ...