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2.1 now release candidate tagged

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

We’ve tagged 2.1 as RC0, as release time nears. This means it’s feature-complete, and has no significant known regressions from prior releases. How much longer until release depends on what’s discovered from here out. We don’t anticipate there being a long release candidate cycle, given how widespread 2.1 usage has been over the past year plus. Now’s the time to help test!

Please post anything that requires follow up to the 2.1 board on the forum rather than the comments here on the blog. Far more people are active on the forum and will see it there.

The master branch in git has been bumped to 2.2-ALPHA in preparation for development on 2.2 release. We’ll soon be putting efforts into getting our patches and code up to speed for FreeBSD 10.x for 2.2 release.

2.0-RC3 now available!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I’m happy to announce what will likely be the final 2.0 release candidate, RC3, is now available. RC2 was a snapshots-only tag. The mirrors are currently syncing, with a few of them done already and the remaining will sync within the coming hours. If you’d like to view all the changes you can track the revision history in github. If you aren’t familiar with what’s been added and changed in 2.0 in general, see the 2.0 new features and changes page.

There are considerably fewer open issues on 2.0 right now than there were on 1.2.3 when it was released, and no major outstanding problems. 2.0 has gotten widespread use in production environments over the last year plus including in our most critical networks, and looks to be ready for release. We expect final release within a month, and consider RC3 the preferred release for all new installs.


New installs


2.0-RC1 Now Available!

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Years and many thousands of hours in the making, pfSense 2.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available! Most of the mirrors are synced up and have it available now, with the remaining couple syncing within the next few hours.

List of new features and changes is available here.

This is considered a stable release suitable for production use, as we’ve already widely deployed it over the past several months in beta and upgraded numerous systems to RC1 over the weekend. This is the preferred version for new installations at this point.

For existing 1.2.x users, upgrading will be a smooth process for most if not all scenarios. Some portions of the configuration are considerably different now than in 1.2.x releases, and we suspect there may be some configuration upgrade problems remaining, though we aren’t aware of any specific issues at this time and have tested a wide variety of configurations. If you encounter any upgrade issues, please post to the 2.0 board on the forum with information.

Please report any problems, questions or comments to the 2.0 board on the forum.


New installs


How many more RC releases (if any) we will see and when the final official release happens is yet to be determined. It will see wider use now, but we were already seeing in excess of 2500 unique IPs per week downloading 2.0 snapshots, so it’s been widely tested.


Coming soon…2.0-RC1

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

We’re aiming for the first 2.0 release candidate soon. We need your help to reach that milestone. The vast majority of the open tickets are in state feedback, meaning they need testing and commonly feedback from the initiator of the ticket (or someone else who can test that specific scenario). If you have opened any tickets currently marked as feedback, please follow up there. If you’re in a position to help test any of those, or contribute fixes for the few that are still open, we’d appreciate the help.  Thanks!

List of 2.0 New Features and Changes

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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.

Merry Christmas from the pfSense team – 2.0 now beta!

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

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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AnyTerm package added

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

A new package that provides a full terminal via webpage has been added.  This little gem of a package uses AJAX and provides full terminal emulation allowing for full screen terminal applications like vi, nano, top and so such to run perfectly!

The package also provides support for STUnnel.   However there is a known bug with STUnnel on the Certificates tab that we are working on but the default SSL Certificate works OK.

Check out a few screen shots

HAProxy package has landed!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

What started originally as a base system option written by Remco Hoef was rescued from the dead, brought up to the latest HAProxy standard and then turned into a full blown package so that it can run on 1.2.3 and 2.0!

Check out these screen shots:

Install the package and let us know what you think!

1.2.3-RC3 now available!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

After several months since the last official 1.2.3-RC release, because of some tough issues in the underlying software that are now resolved, 1.2.3-RC3 is now available.

The final release will be coming very soon, please help test.

The major changes since 1.2.3-RC1:

  • NAT-T support has been removed. Adding it brought out bugs in the underlying ipsec-tools, causing problems in some circumstances with renegotiation and completely breaking DPD. These issues are fixed in the CVS version of ipsec-tools, but it’s still considered alpha, and we found different problems when attempting to use it instead. NAT-T will be back in the 2.0 release, where it’s not as much of a pain since NAT-T is now in stock FreeBSD 8.
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pfSense_ng theme

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Just a really quick update: The theme was added to the 1.2.3 branch and should be available after the next snapshot builder run. However, we have decided to not make it the default theme yet. You can switch to the new theme under system>general after updating your install or after installing from a recent snapshot-livecd.

You can grab the updates or new livecd from the snapshot-site.