The whitelight has more RAM than the bluering and enabling SSH is a feature and not a "hack".
Out of the box it runs some more processes like twonky so you will have a lot of extra power after you disable these….
It also looks a bit more elegant than its predecessor (matter of taste)…
It does however have a downside which I'm glad to have overcome.
After enabling optware on the bluering and putting /opt/bin:/opt/sbin as first in your path you will have something close to a mature linux-box.
Not so with the whitelight.
It relies heavily on busybox which has a lot of utilities as built-in commands and these are called using symbolic links. Busybox is great for my dreambox and router with only 4 or 8 MB flash-memory for its firmware. This thing has 1 TB of space….
That's why I wrote a script that installs a full bash-interpreter in /bin and make your box use the full-blown optware utilities to run the commands. This way all the utilities work as they should…. find, netstat, grep, awk, sed, vi, ps, host, xargs
There were also some annoying error which I was able to correct with this script.
Installing it is soooo…. easy:
wget -O prep_whitelight http://wd.mirmana.com/prep_whitelight
Afterwards you can install other optware packages like transmission….
nfs & vsftpd are already installed and can be enabled through its webinterface….