2.0-RC3 now available!

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.

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74 Responses to “2.0-RC3 now available!”

  1. James Carter Says:

    That’ll be soon enough the RC’s have been quite stable since perhaps February… at least for me anyhow… 😉 Keep up the good work. Thank you.

  2. Marco Silva Says:

    Will it be possible to upgrade from 2.0 RC3 to the final release?

    If yes, will it be done automatically? And will the update be digitally signed (from RC1 to RC2, they weren’t)?

    Good work!

  3. Fabrício Says:

    Even our beta installs are quite stable, I hope to update to the final release soon, I believe it will be rock solid. Keep up the good work !

  4. zmanshah Says:

    Great Jobs guys … can’t wait for stable release

  5. Dave Says:

    Which Download should I use with PCEngines Hardware? i386?

  6. Chris Buechler Says:

    All PC Engines hardware is i386 only, none of their platforms have a 64 bit CPU. I would recommend i386 for all installs except where you have > 4 GB RAM.

  7. Chris Buechler Says:

    EVERYONE: Please don’t post questions here, take them to the forum or mailing list where far more people will see them, and you’ll get a response much more quickly anyway.

  8. Jon Lachmann Says:

    If i use the command prompt to execute say… “ping 1.2.3.4” it locks the web interface until i kill the ping process manually. It does say that it is experimental, but it might still be an idea to fix this?

    Anyway: GREAT WORK, it looks great and works just as it should! Thank you!

  9. Chris Buechler Says:

    Jon: don’t do that. If you execute something via Diag>Command that never ends, yes it hangs up PHP because it never ends. Always been the case and always will be.

  10. George Tselios Says:

    Great Work.
    I am new to pfSense, a friend of mine told me about pfSense for LoadBalancing capabilities, but I found more and more and more …..

    Great work, keep on …. walking 🙂

  11. Ryan Says:

    Great work guys,
    Having custom monitor IPs is great as we have 2 ADSL lines here that fail regularly.
    Being able to fail over to 3G is just another awesome feature here in South Africa!

    Keep up the good work!

  12. imp Says:

    Hey,
    great work – when will the final 2.0 release be there (and possibly again a vm appliance to play around with). The month has passe 🙂

  13. Chris Buechler Says:

    I’m writing the release announcement in another tab as I write this. 🙂 It’ll come after the coming (US) holiday weekend.

  14. Dan Says:

    Great work, awaiting 2.0 final 🙂

  15. jesuscrist Says:

    [quote=Chris Buechler]It’ll come after the coming (US) holiday weekend.[/quote]

    when is that week? (sry i’m from argentina)

    thx4all ^^ pfsense rlz

  16. Chris Buechler Says:

    jesuscrist: that’s this week.

  17. James Clements Says:

    @Chris Buechler: I am seriously looking forward to blazing the .iso down from the mirror. Which mirrors usually get propogated first?

  18. Phonebuff Says:

    @Chris: It’s Thursday, I think, working on a holiday always messes with my head..

    Still hoping to see that “other Tab” this week. 🙂

    Also, was wondering if anyone is putting together a “training / introduction session” that you might be able to offer to User Groups like our Asterisk group ?

    http://atlaug.com/drupal/

  19. Chris Buechler Says:

    Release announcement is written, Ermal will finish one last bug on Friday
    http://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/1696
    and we’re done! We have to build and test several versions so we’ll have a busy weekend, but that should all be done by Monday.

  20. Chris Buechler Says:

    Phonebuff: we have such things that we do on occasion, and I’m glad to attend such meetings where possible, though generally only if the group can cover travel expenses (unless it’s near to me in Louisville, ATL is far enough I’d need a plane ticket) which is usually prohibitive.

    I need to take one of the general presentations I’ve done and make it available for folks interested in presenting to such groups. I’ll do that after the coming conference schedule is out of the way (our hackathon, DerbyCon, FreeBSD dev summit, EuroBSDCon, all coming up in the next 6 weeks).

  21. Chris Buechler Says:

    Release is tagged and building!
    https://github.com/bsdperimeter/pfsense/commit/ff2d4578efdff98c04bbdd5e9001096a7c62afec

    we also have to build several branded versions and test all the resulting builds, so it’ll be another couple days til it gets to the mirrors. The last snapshot on the snapshot server is basically the same as release. There won’t be any more new snapshots.

  22. Andrea Says:

    great work! awaiting…

  23. Andrew Says:

    W00T!

  24. Maik Says:

    Awesome! I will wait a few days untill the final version is done, then I can upgrade my IPfire firewall to PFsense, I have tried a lot of software firewalls and PFsense is the best.

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