Posts Tagged ‘developer summit’

Hackathon ’09 approaching

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The pfSense team will come together again this year for a week of development in the 2nd week of March in Louisville. The time will be mainly spent on working on pfSense 2.0. You should expect some huge progress on various features and the overall status of this major release. It looks like this year even more developers will make it to this convention (besides the usual suspects that have always been around).

If you want to show your support to the project now is the time to do so by sending a donation to fund the expenses of this years hackathon (mainly food and drinks or even travel expenses if enough money comes together). For details on how to donate check out this site. You can chip in via PayPal here, or for those with larger budgets, consider our commercial support services.

We also want to thank all the past donors that helped fund this event the last three years. It’s always been a great success, and we look forward to another week of significant progress for the project.

Thank you!

BSDCan wrap up

Monday, May 19th, 2008

We made it back safely from BSDCan yesterday. It was a great time, as always, with some great presentations. The slides from our tutorial will be available sometime this week after I catch up on some other things and have a chance to upload them. Thanks to those of you who attended, it was great to meet many pfSense users.

The pfSense developer summit went well also, many thanks to those who made contributions! We resolved a number of open tickets and made progress on several others. Still some more work to do before 1.2.1 is ready, but we got about half of it knocked out this week. More here on that later.

I would also like to thank several FreeBSD developers we had discussions with during the week. Historically we have only gotten attention from a very few FreeBSD developers (though their involvement is very much appreciated), and the tough problems we run into commonly do not get responses from developers with the ability to resolve those issues. Every year we get more attention from FreeBSD developers, and more are interested in ways we can work together more. We hope to be able to work together better in the future, to improve both pfSense and FreeBSD.

pfSense Developer Summit at BSDCan 2008 – Seeking Donations

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

We will be having a developer summit at BSDCan this year, as the first three contributors to the project – Scott Ullrich, Bill Marquette and yours truly – will all be in attendance. The three of us combined have more than 10 years of dedication to this project.

Plans for the Week

We plan to work on the open tickets on 1.2 so we can get 1.2.1-RC1 out. Several tickets have collected that we either know are problems and need to fix, or are potential problems we need to investigate. Once we get all those resolved, we’ll release 1.2.1-RC1 (which will only be bug fixes since 1.2 and be based on FreeBSD 6.3).

Bill is going to work on getting us converted from CVS to git for revision control, and bring online a significantly improved bug tracking and development tracking system. More on that in another post later.

We will also work on some 1.3 development while there. Likely candidates include OpenVPN, 3G wireless and PPP support, and any number of other things.

Seeking Donations

May 19, 2008 edit: Many thanks to those who contributed. We collected enough to meet our initial goal, and still have enough left over for pizza the next couple times Scott and I get together to work on pfSense. If you would still like to contribute to support our development efforts feel free to do so, the money is used to cover food and beverage expenses when developers gather to work on the pfSense project. Contents of the initial post follow.

We’re looking for contributions to cover our food and beverage expenses during this event. The community gets a lot of great work on pfSense, and we get fed. Similar developer get togethers have proven very fruitful over the past 3 years we have been holding them, and we look for this to be another successful week. Your support is much appreciated!