Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 13:39 Post subject: DD-wrt Builds
I have one question about builds. How many people or builds "roughly" (just throw a number) are there on here for the linksys wrt32x / wrt3200acm routers. Is it just one person making builds for a specific router or is it multiple people making builds. Trying to figure things out here. I see different builds all over the place. Thanks guys
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 21:51 Post subject: betas innit
The answer to your question is partly that the builds are betas. They aren't quite nightly builds, and you should read the thread for a build before flashing it, if you are worried about stability.
As far as I know the entity known as Brainslayer is responsible for all builds, although he does have a gang of coding Oompa Loompas available to him.
There is only one person doing "official" DD-WRT builds. brainslayer and the builds get posted to ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2019 each build number is a separate release. You will see the build numbers and release dates on that FTP.
The other occasional builds you can find are from kong. He stopped making builds for the newer WRT series some time back but I believe there was a release or two after he stopped. I have no idea what the current status is of his builds on the newer WRT series routers or where he is hosting his builds these days. Look over in the broadcom forum, I thought i saw a post in regards to where he is hosting his builds now several weeks back. I honestly wouldn't go with a kong build for the newer WRT routers if you want frequent bug fixes and peace of mind that serious issues will be fixed in a timely manner down the road. He has previously (still has?) abandoned the newer WRT platform.
As for the number of wrt32x / wrt3200acm users, no clue.
All new builds are beta builds by Brainslayer, meaning stability can change from one build to the next. If you're interested in having a stable connection, you should only upgrade your build if you're experiencing a specific issue that is resolved later, or if a major security event occurs that is fixed in a newer version of DD-WRT. Otherwise, find a stable build and stick with it.
Regularly upgrading beta builds is not advised if you're running something people rely on.