Is it me, or is there much more spam recently... And worse, seems like nobody is policing the forums
Also, in general it feels that the project is on hiatus. There was no activity in the active tickets that seem to be showstoppers (4 are unassigned, and the only one assigned hasn't changed in 6 months). The wiki is in disarray (old wiki is abandoned, and new doesn't have much, either). And now the forums are spam-infested.
Look, I am not complaining. It is an open source project, and the community depends on good-will of the core team. I completely understand. So, if the project is abandoned, it's sad - but quite understandable. I wish I could contribute - but I am network administrator, not firmware developer.
I've been championing OpenWRT for several years now (wherever I install VoIP system, I insist on OpenWRT for improved QoS and manageability. However, I have several clients that have some problems (eg., router with both Broadcom chips and USB) or want to buy Wireless-N routers, and I am very uncomfortable to assume that OpenWrt is a good solution. Therefore, it's important to understand the state of the project.
The fact that 8.09.2 is 3 months behind schedule seems to be the consequence of project inactivity, not desire to fix all the bugs and produce high-quality product.
Really, really sad... I used OpenWRT since early betas of White Russian, and loved it. So this post feels like an obituary for a dear friend.