My answer might not please you, but while I still think that the storage interface is the
weak point of the RPI solutions, I have a significant demand from new customers to support
RPI and now RPI2. I think that it is obvious, that I use the most recent Raspbian distros around
when doing a fresh port to these new platforms (as I did years ago with ALIX).
Bringing out new distros for ALIX replacing the aged Etch Debian distro will not
change much for the average user. The ones keen to install additional things are not
pleased to have a fairly outdated Debian underneath, I can understand that. But is it worth
the effort to do a newer Debian port for ALIX just because it would be somehow nice?
As said, there will no real benefit for the most users. I doubt that this argument changes
your things looking at it. Many Linux users feel some kind of an unwritten right to
always get updates to the most recent distros/kernels, just because they are used to it.
They will not demand that from their years old print server, web cam etc, but in their view
Meteohub has to follow these rules because they can login via ssh and therefore don't see
it as an appliance, which it is meant to be.
Unfortunately, rolling out new distros drives significant effort on my side and I have to
prioritize where to invest my time. By supporting the RPI I don't think that I "disregard" older
customers. I did spent time to fix a smtp problem on the ALIX platform during the last weeks,
in order to keep ALIX users happy. Therefore, I am a bit surprised getting such harsh comments
out of nothing.