Why no new Merlin firmware?

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delaveganz

New Around Here
The GPL validation/cleanup process is still ongoing. Each model requires to get through that process individually. So far only the AX models for which I have provided alpha builds have completed this process. No ETA as to when the rest will follow (which should also come with an updated code version over the 45581 version that was initially used in the first batch of validation).

Asus has released for some AC routers

2021/11/16 144.4 MBytes
ASUS RT-AC68U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.386.45934

2021/10/21 41.02 MBytes
ASUS RT-AC88U Firmware version 3.0.0.4.386.45898

Am waiting for RT-AC86U ...
 

Wissertje

New Around Here
The GPL validation/cleanup process is still ongoing. Each model requires to get through that process individually. So far only the AX models for which I have provided alpha builds have completed this process. No ETA as to when the rest will follow (which should also come with an updated code version over the 45581 version that was initially used in the first batch of validation).
@RMerlin I'm pretty new to your version of firmware, and i really like it. Thank you for your work.

I have only one question. I hope it is no problem. I'm just curious. i have seen the screenshot of the GPL files and they are really big. Do you get after every firmware update such huge GPL file? I really have no idea how GPL really works.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Will there ever be public announcement what exactly was issue with old GPL? Someone claiming part of open source code is their proprietary code or?
Asus already posted something about it on the forums a few weeks ago.
Asus has released for some AC routers
Firmware images are useless to me, I work with source code.
I have only one question. I hope it is no problem. I'm just curious. i have seen the screenshot of the GPL files and they are really big. Do you get after every firmware update such huge GPL file? I really have no idea how GPL really works.
Asus uploads those 1-2 GB archives for each individual models to my server. They are not necessarily tied to specific firmware releases in my case, as unlike them I base all of my firmware releases on one single version, not on separate ones. Separately, they also normally provide these archive specific to their own firmware releases through their support website, but these releases are also currently on hold while they resolve the issues tied to them.
 

isr25

Regular Contributor

Mikeyy

Regular Contributor
Thank you, but I'm aware of that post. Was asking if there is info "what exactly" was issue. Legal concerns is vary vague, that's why I asked is there someone claiming code which was open sourced or something else. I guess there aren't any concrete answers what issue is right now.
 

RMerlin

Asuswrt-Merlin dev
Thank you, but I'm aware of that post. Was asking if there is info "what exactly" was issue. Legal concerns is vary vague, that's why I asked is there someone claiming code which was open sourced or something else. I guess there aren't any concrete answers what issue is right now.
This is the only info Asus has publicly shared.
 

Clark Griswald

Senior Member
Thank You RMerlin for your continued work & tolerance.
Despite everything I do:
Currently not experiencing any issues with my current setup and RMerlin FW.
 

anotherengineer

Regular Contributor
Like a fine wine or port, goodness takes time :)
 

TheLev

New Around Here
Ok, thank you. Was curious if more info was released.
It’s a fair bet that through personal relationships, some people might have more details, I for one, would rather they not sacrifice those relationships to satiate our collective curiosity.

While I would be happy to see a Merlin version come out with patches for my trusty AC68U, it’ll happen when it happens. This project is ultimately a labor of love and community, and we don’t need to make it more laborious than it already is.
 

mikezilla2

Occasional Visitor
there's Still things that merlin offers not in the official firmware Right ?

is time the only thing stopping an update for the current merlin firmware ?

MY AX88U is a bit cold ...
 

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