Reminder that NYCBSDCon early registration is ending soon. I’ll be there presenting on pfSense. Hope to see some of you there. These conferences are always a great opportunity to talk with users, and for anyone with deployment or business plans in mind, we frequently meet up during the social events or elsewhere outside the event to talk.
Jim Pingle was interviewed on The BSD Show recently, he did a nice job discussing the project in general. Also available, the B-sides with outtakes from the interview. Another pfSense developer, Erik Fonnesbeck, joined the original recording but due to technical difficulties the recording had to be done over and he wasn’t able to join the re-recording. Thanks to Jim and Erik for their contributions, and helping to get the word out about the project!
A reminder that we’ll be presenting a half day pfSense 2.0 training tutorial at EuroBSDCon 2010, coming up in just over two weeks. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the projects, and meet at least two of our main developers in person, as well as have discussions with us outside of the normal conference schedule. Look forward to seeing many of you there.
The schedule has been posted for NYCBSDCon 2010, to be held at Manhattan’s prestigious Cooper Union on November 12-14, 2010. I will be there presenting a talk on pfSense, covering what we’ve been doing lately and where we’re going in the near future. The schedule looks great, hope to see many of you there!
EuroBSDCon 2010 will be held October 8-10, 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany. I will be in attendance presenting a training-focused tutorial on pfSense 2.0. I’m also looking forward to numerous other great looking presentations.
The BSD conferences offer a great opportunity to learn and network with numerous people working on the BSD operating systems and derived projects, and are always a lot of fun too. I’m looking forward to another great conference, and hope to see many of you there.
Early registration is open through the end of this month.
Haven’t had a post up here in a while, but for anyone who watches our git repository, you know development never ceases. Vast amounts of work have gone into 2.0 this year, and it really shows. We’re deploying it in production, though generally recommend you don’t yet.
A work in progress list of 2.0 new features and changes is available. I think that has most of the changes, but it’s definitely missing some. If you notice anything that was missed, please leave a comment. We’ll be adding to it as we review the list more in the coming days.
It’ll be released sometime this year.
We will be having a half day training session on pfSense 2.0 at BSDCan 2010. It will cover as many of the changes in the 2.0 release as time permits. The schedule is not available yet, however registration is open. The full schedule will be available soon.
BSDCan is always a great conference, and we look forward to meeting many of you there.
For those who can’t make it, we will be doing the same training session online sometime after BSDCan.
The FreeBSD Foundation needs donations to meet their 2009 goal. They provide very important funding to the FreeBSD project, which serves as the base of the pfSense project. They are a not for profit organization, so your contribution may be tax deductible.
Our Christmas gift to the community is our 2.0 release reaching the beta milestone.
What does this mean? The release is feature complete, with no new features being added, and should stay relatively stable throughout the remainder of the development process. That’s not to say it’s production ready though, most of our developers are using it in production and have been for months, but unless you have a solid understanding of the underlying system and can manually verify the configuration, 2.0 is not yet for you.
To answer the inevitable “when will it be released?” – as always, “when it’s ready”. The release will happen sometime in 2010, but as for a more specific timeline, we can’t provide one at this time.
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