pfSense webGUI update 2
We are now quite close with the initial push. Only 13 of over 200 pages remain to be converted to Bootstrap. We are still on-track for releasing this work in pfSense software version 2.3, but a lot of work remains. Those 13 pages are some of the more difficult pages to convert, as these involve the ‘wizards’, and same are somewhat Rube Goldburg in nature. We currently estimate another 2-3 weeks to effect the conversion of these pages, followed by internal testing to ensure we haven’t broken anything major. To this end, internal snapshots started being produced on 2.3 today, we’re testing this, the work to move from PBI to pkg(ng) and FreeBSD 10.2 as a base. You won’t find these snapshots anywhere yet, but soon.
In the meantime, I’ve composed an album of screenshots of the new GUI. Remember that this isn’t the final look. When you see text fields that extend all the way to the bounding box of the viewport, it only means that the default styling has been used. When pfSense software version 2.3 is released, there will be a single place to ‘style’ the GUI (pfsense.css). This should make skinning the GUI much easier, for those of you who are into that.
Please check it out, and let us know what you think.