Please feel free to let me know if there is another "major" firmware build that is not on this list that I should include in the poll. There are so many out there!
Categories: MyOpenRouter Lounge
An port of debian would be GRRRRREAT!
The possibilities and the community is huge...
In my opinion, a working version of OpenWRT is essential.
The router software (ie. the firmware) should be highly modular.
User should be able to pick the modules he/she want (besides the essential core part).
Source code of all modules should be freely available.
Source code must be easily recompilable (ie. must be complete with all scripts, makefile etc.).
I think there are already some projects in these directions: ipkg, optware
I liked DD-WRT, but it is very hard to recompile; has bad/wrong/outdated developer documentation, and is not strict modular. I admit I'm not a professional on router sofware, but IMO everybody who can program and can use a compiler like the g++ should easily be able to recompile it. Due to lack of the correct scripts/makefile/docs I was not, unfortunately...
I as the user (ie. admin) want (need) total control over such a router device since it's a key security issue. Therefore I as the admin of the device must be able to remove all the modules I do not need, since the bigger the software the more risky it is to have bugs, security leaks etc... I personally would even like to have a router with no webserver on it; commandline (ssh) and a text-GUI is IMO sufficient for such a device.
I cannot read the wording of the first two entries in the poll window:
I see only the wording "Further builds of" with nothing after it.
I guess it's a graphics issue.
Peter Redmer said: @Ralf - I am able to see the poll on both my desktop and laptop with no issues - both on Mac OS X. What operating system/browser are you using?
I wanted to post a screenshot, but I don't know how to do it in this editor...My OS is Linux (Debian 6) and Opera webbrowser.
"I admit I'm not a professional on router sofware, but IMO everybody who can program and can use a compiler like the g++ should easily be able to recompile it."
Well that is the case. If you can read and understand makefiles it is very easy to recompile dd-wrt.
Kong said: Well that is the case. If you can read and understand makefiles it is very easy to recompile dd-wrt.
As far as I could see it one has to start the make process via some shell scripts, right?
Where (in which directory) should I do that, which script is it, and where do I get the toolchains from
since the link posted in some messages isn't working anymore.
In a open source project I would have expected to have the same build environment the developer(s) using too, I mean most of the people try to create their own script to compile it, and most of them seem to fail because of the complexity and lack of information. Why can this script for compilation not be made available for all I mean...