15809Re: [nslu2-linux] Unslung future - is there interest?
- Oct 31, 2006Mike (mwester) wrote:
>PLEASE KEEP DEVELOPING!
> We eagerly await the next release of Linksys' firmware for the NSLU-2.
> However, despite some tantalizing rumors some time ago, there's really
> no clear indication that Linksys has any intention to do so. After
> all, the
> NSLU-2 is "ancient" by industry standards, and while we'd all very
> much like
> to see some bugs fixed, and perhaps have the disk1-disk2 swap fiasco
> introduced in the R63 firmware fixed, it's hard to see how doing so will
> boost Linksys' bottom line at this point.
> So, this leaves us with the question of what to do with Unslung?
> A) Leave it as is -- it serves its purpose well, and those who find
> that it
> is lacking in some way should move to one of the Openslug distributions.
> B) Begin development on a bugfix release ("Unslung 6.10", perhaps) to
> address some set of concerns or usability issues.
> C) Begin development on a replacement firmware to provide Linksys-like
> functionality and web-based GUI tools on an Openslug base.
> (Please note that I'm not personally offering to do the development and
> documentation -- that's what you folks will be doing for a community
> such as this.)
> Pros/Cons? Your thoughts? I'll hold my thoughts on this for a while
> because I'd like to hear from you!
> Mike (mwester)
> Unslung Release Manager
I am NSLU2 obsessed, I have two slugs, one openslug / gentoo and one
unslung machine, both with serial port mods and de-underclocked...
"All unix, all the time."
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