Are Kong builds always beta/testing/rolling release?

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dabanhfreak's picture
Are Kong builds always beta/testing/rolling release?

Hi all, I recently installed Kong's dd-wrt after learning about Netgear's misstep with the exploit.  I felt it was disgusting that they took so long to address the issue.

I have 02-Dec-16 installed, and am generally satisfied with the experience.

There are however, a few glitches here and there, and they require a reboot.  My perception is that Kong's builds are in a perpetual rolling release, and thus should always be considered beta/testing.

I also note that Kong releases builds frequently on a 2-4 week basis.  While this is great, the fact that dd-wrt requires are hard reset after every upgrade is more of an inconvenience than anything.  For my requirements I prefer a rock solid build that can sit untouched for 6 months with occassional maintainance.

For this reason I am considering making the switch to Tomato (last updated Aug 16);  I've never tried Tomato yet, and my tinkerer side wants to check it out.  Plus it's simpler UI/feature set might be JEOS for what I need.


Gjohnson5's picture
In life there are no

In life there are no guarantees.  Same is true with open source software.   Im glad atleast there an alternative firmware that is being updated

obertuckerz112's picture
Thanks for the well thought

Thanks for the well thought out article! Always wondered about the different users who make all this possible and what their niches are.






    justlookin's picture
    Kong personally tests his

    Kong personally tests his builds on specific hardware platforms. Note that his builds are not available to every make and model of dd-wrt compatible routers.

    If he finds an issue due to user feedback he quickly turns around a revised build with s fix.

    If that's beta, then I'm ok with that. One for the individual to decode.