Homebrew Why is Luma3ds the only maintained CFW as of 2020?

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Or maybe the unity is comforting...? Do you really mean 'saddening' literally, as it makes you feel the emotion of sadness? Geez I hope not.

Sure, there were a bunch of cfws, it makes sense the best and most popular is still active.
Feel free to contribute to rxtools, pasta, corbenik, palantine etc if you want...!

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Or maybe the unity is comforting...? Do you really mean 'saddening' literally, as it makes you feel the emotion of sadness? Geez I hope not.

Sure, there were a bunch of cfws, it makes sense the best and most popular is still active.
Feel free to contribute to rxtools, pasta, corbenik, palantine etc if you want...!
 
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If luma was proprietary and closed source, I could agree, but it's open, you still do have choice in a way. If you don't like a part of it you can remove it in and compile.

I just think of cfw as the key to the 3ds, and once it 'opens' the 3ds, then you have all the choices you want (hacks, homebrew, custom stuff...)
Sure it might be nice, but you don't really need more than 1 key/cfw, once it's open it's open.
It just complicates the scene and community if there are too many different set ups.

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Same reason Atmosphere is the only open source maintained CFW for the Switch right now. Either it does what everybody wants, or it doesn't but everybody else is too lazy or doesn't have the knowledge to develop their own CFW.
 

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I can only speak on behalf of the Rei-Six team (being that I am the official tester,) and say that development stopped because both @CrimsonMaple and I became far too busy and simply don’t have time to invest in Rei-Six anymore. Both of us are in college and have jobs, coupled with just personal responsibilities. We stopped working on the project when Nintendo appeared to be done updating the 3DS. It turned out that Nintendo wasn’t done but we were done working on Rei-Six. I know many of the devs I have worked with in the past have stopped for similar reasons and also the reason that most people were using Luma3DS and their projects just simply couldn’t compete, even if they weren’t competing.
 

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What Lilith said, also, most devs have moved on to the Switch. Atmosphere is largely people who used to work on the 3DS, Reisyukaku has moved on with ReiNX, CakesFW died long before the Switch came out as it just wasn't anywhere near as good as the alternatives. and RxTools and PastaCFW, well, we all know why those died out.
 

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Actually, currently you could say that we have 3 different CFW available, and these are Luma branches that have a single different feature/improvement themselves:

- Luma pluggin branch for CTGP-7
- luma BPS support branch for Majora's Mask restoration mod and No-WiFi connection.
- Luma 10.0.1

These could be merged in a single version together, but is unknown to me why it hasn't happened as the devs that made those branches have publishedshed they pull requests from long ago.

The real question is: Are the planned features (there is a list on their wiki) still going to be implemented?
 

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