Is this firmware dead or something??

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Potty, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Potty

    Potty LI Guru Member

    It seems like it's been years since I added Thibor 15c to my WRT54G. :(

    Will there be a new version anytime soon? I don't want to move to a different firmware because this one is nice but at the same time I don't want to use a firmware that won't be seeing any new fixes or features.

    Are there any vulnerabilities or anything to be worried about right now?

    I'm not trying to tell Thibor to hurry up or trying to be rude or anything; I'm just curious about my favorite firmware is all :)
  2. drunkgoat

    drunkgoat Network Guru Member

    I recently switched from Tofu 13c (one of the firmwares that was combined into Thibor 14 and further) to Tomato, and I'm enjoying it. Jon puts out frequent updates to improve performance and fixes any issues that people report.
  3. bleagh

    bleagh Network Guru Member

    It does indeed seem that Thibor firmware is dead. Most of us have moved on to Tomato. It would be nice to see a Thibor update. Even if it was just applying 15c to the current Lynksys firmware (the current Thibor 15c is using the previous Lynksys and not the latest...).
  4. Potty

    Potty LI Guru Member

    Well, darn it. What I liked about Thibor is that it kept the same layout as the default Linksys firmware. I'm not an advanced user by any means, so this was pretty cool for me. I suppose I'll have to look into Tomato, unless Thibor comes here and says a new version is still in the works.
  5. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    I think Hyperwrt Thibor is maturing slowly, but for many folk it is still working fine, which is a fantastic achievement and all credit to Thibor for its longevity!
  6. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    I had worked on 15c with Carl, and did a lot of work alongside him on the SL54 RC's. We were waiting for an update from Cisco/Linksys on the SL54 before doing anything further, but the promised update never materialized.

    I also looked at the latest GPL code for the GS (the GS version is what 15c is based on), and there aren't meaningful updates that have not already been addressed in 15c. 15c is light years ahead of the linksys code.

    I had considered continuing the project, but I really dont have a lot of time these days, otherwise I would. It's a lot of work for 1 person. If there was a group of folks who were interested, I certainly would contribute.

    I have been into the Tomato code as well, and he is quite a gifted coder. The javascript and SVG stuff he has done is nothing short of brilliant. But is my belief that not straying too far from the original codebase is a better direction to go. It makes incorporating the Cisco/Linksys updates along with the added functionality and stability of 3rd parties more straightforward.

    I am not a programmer by trade, and I heave learned a lot through the process. It's not easy, but its not that difficult if you have a fair amount of perseverance. I can highly recommend taking the time and learning the in's and out's of all of it, it can be a rewarding adventure.

  7. Potty

    Potty LI Guru Member

    Sure it works great, but then again so does Windows 95. What I'm saying is, I'd like to use a firmware that I know is going to continue to be supported.
  8. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    Win95 works great?
  9. Potty

    Potty LI Guru Member

    Yes it does.
  10. bleagh

    bleagh Network Guru Member

    Well, this may be true for the most part...

    But the latest Linksys code does include an update for the daylight savings time. And I'm pretty sure Thibor15c does NOT include this...
  11. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    No its not there. It's likely quite simple to incorporate too. I probably could be persuaded to do it if folks thought it was necessary.

  12. cityismine

    cityismine LI Guru Member

    How about giving Tarifa a shot. I heard it's quite similar to thibor. The latest release was Feb 2008.
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