Archive for March, 2007

1.2 beta coming soon (really!)

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Due to a substantial bounty for time based rules, this functionality is being added to the 1.2 release before we enter beta and is the reason for the delay since our last post regarding this in January. This feature isn’t ready for prime time just yet, but it’s getting close and hence we’re getting close to the first 1.2 beta. Expect to see the first beta release within the next two weeks.

Note: Scott meant 1.2, not 1.0.2 in his last post. We’re skipping 1.1 because 1.2 will be based on FreeBSD 6.2 and we’re going to try to keep the versions matching the FreeBSD release.

The policy we’ve adopted on versioning going forward is to keep with the FreeBSD release if possible, and substantial changes will always be a version increase (i.e. 1.0 to 1.2) rather than a minor version increase. 1.0.2 won’t be released unless a major problem is found in 1.0.1. Then 1.0.2 would be no different from 1.0.1 other than the fix to whatever major problem. Hopefully that makes sense.

pfSense at BSDCan 2007

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

BSDCan 2007 is coming up in May in Ottawa Canada, and pfSense will be presented again this year. This year’s presentation will be covering the available failover and load balancing functionality.

Frequent flier miles to spare, anyone?
Last year we ended up paying for our airfare out of pocket, partially covered by donations. After buying our tickets though, we had some free ticket offers from people with frequent flier miles. If you have frequent flier miles to spare that you could use to get tickets for Scott and/or myself, please email me ASAP. I’ll fill you in on any details you may need via email.

Inviting you to Attend
I’ve been to my fair share of conferences, some costing more than 10 times as much, and you absolutely can’t beat BSDCan at any price. This is a quality conference that’s extremely low cost. You’ll learn a lot, meet a lot of great people, and have a blast. You should seriously consider attending.