There are certain caveats (don't remember now which ones) that were dependent on kernel. Mikrotik said they would be addressed with V7 - due to the new kernel.I don't understand the constant need for v7? What are you trying to achieve now and can't that you know v7 can do?
Well, if it makes You happy:It is interesting that you are waiting for something and you do not remember even what it was
i will invite u to drink it with me i can't believe for what i need 36 cores on tile ....
I do not think that Cisco and Juniper are too strong for Mikrotik. I think Mikrotik have been having an identity crisis, and have lost focus on what made them successful in the first place. Routing...Concerning the CCR/CRS'es, while being very ambitious at the beginning, to me it seems Mikrotik has lost it's interest in getting into the core-routing and -switching market. Maybe the competition among the industry leaders like Cisco and Juniper is just too strong for MT in that segment - who knows?
This is where the crux lies. I for one would pay more for a better product, Mikrotik does not always need to be rock bottom in pricing. They should have different divisions:I do not think that Cisco and Juniper are too strong for Mikrotik. I think Mikrotik have been having an identity crisis, and have lost focus on what made them successful in the first place. Routing...
I complained about exactly this, and was told I was the only customer who had complained. Yeah, I complained because I purchased the products as soon as they were available specifically to see if they had these "bare minimum" Service Provider switching features, then when they did not I contacted Mikrotik to let them know, trying to help them out.e.g I bought a bunch of Juniper EX4600 switches, why? Mikrotik has no 10Gbps SFP switches with 40Gbps uplinks. They also do not support selective q-in-q and some other features. i.e a missed market.
Bingo..I do still love Mikrotik, use tons of their HAP ac lites, CCR1009's, and will try out some of their POE switches. Just wish they had a roadmap, and put more into routing and switching.
So far the development effort even for the rc channel is being quite smooth. That's good. Meanwhile they have released new products like the w60 series.It seems like Mikrotik has been hit by second-system effect. You have a successful product that is simple and works, you design the successor product to do "everything right" and generate lots of promises and expectations - and in the end the successor is just too complex, never really works and has to be scrapped. It happens a lot. Apple had A/UX and Taligent, Microsoft had Cairo and WinFS, and Mikrotik has v7.
Problem is: the development of V7 started more than 4 years ago.
So far the development effort even for the rc channel is being quite smooth. That's good. Meanwhile they have released new products like the w60 series.
I guess they are working on v7, probably doing an enormous overhaul, and that will take a lot of time.
I remember seeing a screenshot, posted by Normis, which showed the command line of ROS v7 alpha. It was almost two years ago, and gave the impression that development wasn't new them.Started with development, or just mention that there may be a new version...Problem is: the development of V7 started more than 4 years ago.
Yup I agree, part of the reason we are not seeing any new CCR Tilera based routers for ages. Definitely should standardize on ARM, MIPSBE and Marvel as a chipset for switching. Would make their life easier.This is pure speculation based on what Mikrotik have done in the past, but my bet is on a split release.
RouterOS v7 will be a continuation of RouterOS v6 with a bumped 3.xx Kernel, e.g. 3.7 and support for all current architectures. It will have the new routing engine, but will rely on the same forwarding paths as the current release. Think of it as RouterOS v6+
RouterOS "Next Generation" will run a 4.x kernel and will be limited to running on MIPSBE, ARM, ARM64 and CHR/x86. It will have the new routing engine as well as the ability to have "next gen" features such as flexible forwarding planes, e.g. Marvell Hardware, DPDK