My TP Link repeater which I bought a few weeks ago for 120€ uses a 6 years old jQuery version (1.10). I can't even imagine the state of the rest of the software inside this thing
> If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
The problem is, many routers ARE broken, bufferbloat anyone?
This enginner has been trying to push various solutions to the Linux kernel in the past 8 years, just read his blog.
> Ah yes, the debian kind of stability.
Debian is actually pretty good, feature upgrades are "just" delayed for 6-12 months, perfectly fine for a server.
The real problem is "The CentOS kind of stability" - 10-year lifecycle, the running systems are literally from the last decade. It may be fine for enterprises that never needs upgrades, but A LOT of clueless people who decided to use it started building everything from source as things are so old... can't be stable... 🤣