Where can I go to read about how the experimental software differs from the mainstream?
I've got a Linksys WRT54GS version 1.1, so I've got to use the experimental version of the software. However, much of the documentation revolves around the original. Just as an example, I expect all my executables to be linked to /rom, and to make a change I just remove the link and bring in a new package. Or something along those lines- I haven't worked out the details and that's not the point.
The point is that /rom is empty. Except for one file, note, that says "After firstboot has been run, /rom will contain the previous (squashfs) root" So I assume that firstboot hasn't been run and I run it. No dice. Firstboot has already been run.
So what gives? Oh I'm using the jffs filesystem, not the squashfs system. Not really sure what the advantage of one over the other is. Maybe it's squashfs that fills /rom? If so, maybe the note file should be different for the two versions?
Anyway, I'm thinking that this has something to do with the differences between the standard build and the experimental build but I'm not sure. I'm happy to do some reading, but if there's a summary document that would be a better place to start than reading all the history for every thread with the word "experimental" in it. In fact, the history is a little dangerous because things have clearly changed along the way, and some of the information is no longer accurate.
But this is meant to be a request for where I should do some work, not a complaint about the state of the documentation. I hope it doesn't come across that way.
The experimental build *works*. That's absolutely delightful. I'm looking forward to tinkering with it and Im' very grateful to all of you who have helped put this on the table.