Archive for December, 2009

The FreeBSD Foundation needs donations

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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.

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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pfSense on FLOSS

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Scott and I are on FLOSS 101 discussing the project, check it out. Thanks much to Randal Schwartz and Leo Laporte for having us! FLOSS Weekly is a podcast covering free and open source software.

1.2.3 Release Available!

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

1.2.3 release is now available! This is a maintenance release in the 1.2.x series, bringing an updated FreeBSD base, some minor enhancements, some bug fixes, and a couple security updates. We’ve been waiting a few weeks in anticipation of a FreeBSD security advisory for the SSL/TLS renegotiation vulnerability, which came last week and allowed us to finalize the release.

Change list

The primary changes from 1.2.2 are listed below.
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