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Tomato's Future

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Chad Burks, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Chad Burks

    Chad Burks Networkin' Nut Member

    I've been browsing around for awhile to see if I can find an alternate to the stock firmware for the EA6500. Has anyone else heard of this? http://www.droidifi.com

    Is this a possible avenue to port a tomato interface to the newer routers?
     
  2. ilovejedd

    ilovejedd Addicted to LI Member

    At the moment, I don't really see much of a benefit to such a resource and presumably somewhat bandwidth heavy router firmware. One reason I prefer Tomato is because it's "lean and mean".

    Maybe when $50-100 dual-core Cortex A9 routers with 1 GB RAM become the norm, it'll be worth looking into. As it is, current high end consumer routers with MIPS processors already struggle with internet faster than 300Mbps with QoS on Tomato. How much more if they're running Android.
     
  3. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Everything it's possible when you contribute and support the development team as droidifi expects from you when visiting their site....
    Tomato dev's are individuals having human needs, food, family ... and what I received from more than 350.000 downloads of Tomato firmware don't cover my computer electricity bill for 3 months in 6 years. So I do what I like to run in my router, just a hobby.
     
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  4. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    +1... just my two cent - do you wanna Tomato in your new device? Contribute or donate to community! Or just use your buggy useles stock firmware
     
  5. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    To the OP - maybe you should actually read about that project some more, basically they got alot of people to donate towards it, made promise of a beta test build back in Apr. 2013 and there have been no updates ever since - no beta test build, nothing, even to people that made BIG donations, they haven't a clue where their money went. Most likely, 'vaporware' promises..
     
  6. Elfew

    Elfew Addicted to LI Member

    It is a hobby ;) not a bank :D so wait, the developers have their life and families
     
  7. lefty

    lefty Networkin' Nut Member

    Elfew - yes i know that, i port hardware for many 3rd party projects, even helped port tomato correctly for the E1550 and countless other donations. Perhaps you should donate money to that project, so you'd know more about that perspective. So you're making a moot point in that statement with me...

    But when people make a promise, and get people to back them up with money that they didn't achieve as a 'hobby' it'd be nice to hear even some kind of news about what they donated towards, wouldn't it?
     
  8. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    I apologize in my previous answer, it makes no sense to be crude with @Chad Burks , you simply asked, then my political answer should be:

    "No, sorry, no version for your router till now." ;)


    Let water flow.... be water...
     
  9. kyrios

    kyrios Serious Server Member

    Donation (again) is sent to you, Vic.
    This shall be sufficient to cover your electricity bill in 3 days (?) :p
    Code:
    Confirmation number: 21870705X8676954M
     
  10. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    LOL .. you created overcurrent :), Thanks
     
  11. Chad Burks

    Chad Burks Networkin' Nut Member

    @Victek-No offense here. I respect that you may have felt you initial response crude and that you apologized, for that I thank you. I am currently using your TomatoRAF mod on my E4200 (works great...I alternate between your and Toastman). I also included a little something (Unique Transaction ID # 3B56573137573592W) to help further the cause...maybe the EA6500 will be supported someday.
     
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  12. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    Thanks, we need programmers not leaving Tomato project with unfinished features when they felt unmotivated when users report problems. But since Tomato is a free open project we have to deal with ...
     
  13. Chad Burks

    Chad Burks Networkin' Nut Member

  14. Victek

    Victek Network Guru Member

    A developer with enough free time to spend and one unit to test. As I see there are two versions for EA6500 (v1 and v2) and both with different CPU... v1 mipsel (4706) and v2 ARM (4708) .... I personally prefer v2 version (USB 3.0).
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013

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