I must say, I also fear that the is developing more and more into a fork.
This thread is now 4 months old, and it seems somehow, there is no interest in merging.
I would have expected at least a real discussion, if a merge is possible, or what needs to be done to make it possible would happen, but the only thing here is users of the Link branch discussing it and silence from the rest.
It seems the only thing happening with time progressing, is the link branch developing more and more and possibly detaching more and more from the main branch.
Correct me, if I am wrong, but it seems to me, if the is a strong disconnect between a large groupt the userbase, seeing missing assembly as THE dealbreaker (the Assembly 3 and Assembly 2+ threads are among the largest ones around here) since years and on the other side no real interest in this topic from the lead development.
Of course I know this is a free project and I do not want to whine too much here on where you dedicate your time. But on the other hand it would be a real shame to in the ende maybe seeing all this progress and dedication put into assembly here going out of the window.