Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bjlockie, Sep 28, 2018.
Do any developers have any plans to integrate support for UPSs into the gui?
Not that I'm aware of. They tend to be more interested in maintaining and improving existing functionality first, adding support for new hardware a distant second, with the interest in adding new features an almost nonexistent third. The problem with adding new features is that it can cause problems with reliability, it takes away limited and precious developer time, and a number of routers are already up against firmware size limits.
A router really should just route packets. I tend to take a more expansive view of what that means, in that I think VPN tunnel endpoints in routers are OK, but bittorrent clients, etc. really should be left to the user to integrate on their own. optware/entware exists and would be a fine way of integrating esoteric features like these if you want to run them on a low powered SoC device.
So put entware on your router and integrate it yourself.
All this being said, at one point Shibby integrated support for some APC UPSes but then APC wrapped themselves up in DMCA legalese, so support for current models dried up which why it was removed.
I did install entware but I wondered if there are any plans to make a gui for it.
Is there a way for entware to add on to the gui, if not that seems like a nice feature.
If I had a vote, I would remove the APC support that shibby added.
Getting a GUI will probably involve running your own web server on a custom port... the stock Tomato website isn't particularly extensible from what I recall.
Oh, Shibby still has APC support in there? I thought he talked about purging it. I haven't seen it in so long I thought he had removed it.