Yeah.. I figured it was being put to the back burner but really this is starting to get very frustrating. Standard packages like tinc are available in OpenWRT and so it really should be relatively trivial to compile against the 'Onion' version of the OpenWRT tree. Hell even just putting that source up as a git hub would be enough for people to be able to build packages against the Onion which fit seamlessly into opkg.
Is there a list of what 'customisations' Onion has done to OpenWRT so maybe we can patch an official build with and build from there?