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Welcome to the 2.4 board
« on: August 28, 2016, 08:06:19 pm »

2.4 snapshot builds are available

All open issues currently target 2.4 here



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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 05:59:18 am »
It might help to know that there are two (three) development branches currently:
2.4.0 (amd64)  HIGHLY-EXPERIMENTAL pfSense 2.4.0 ALPHA developers tree
2.3.3 (amd64 & i386)   EXPERIMENTAL pfSense 2.3.3 developers tree

So 2.3.3 is still active.
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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 06:32:42 am »
2.3.2-RELEASE (amd64) - GB N3150N-D3V
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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 08:10:44 am »
I wonder if the problems on icap protocol error and suricata stopping will be resolved in this version.

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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 03:21:00 pm »
It might help to know that there are two (three) development branches currently:
2.4.0 (amd64)  HIGHLY-EXPERIMENTAL pfSense 2.4.0 ALPHA developers tree
2.3.3 (amd64 & i386)   EXPERIMENTAL pfSense 2.3.3 developers tree

So 2.3.3 is still active.

We may, or may not, ever cut a 2.3.3

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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 06:46:57 pm »
I installed this version to take a look. There is some strange behaviour relative to 2.3.3 development snapshot (with identical settings), including a crash report. Would you like me to post details somewhere?

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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 06:51:32 pm »
We may, or may not, ever cut a 2.3.3
Sure and it's your call anyways.

I am with this project since 0.9something and AFAIK this is the first time that there are two public development branches simultaneously.
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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2016, 07:03:56 pm »
Will there be an i386 build when 2.4 is released?

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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2016, 08:17:46 pm »
Will there be an i386 build when 2.4 is released?
No, 32-bit has been taken out of the build scripts for 2.4.
2.3.* is the last release stream for 32-bit. There is yet to be an official announcement about the EOL support for that - I am hoping that ordinary code/fixes will continue to be back-ported and that a formal release build will be done "every now and then" of the RELENG_2_3 branch up to the EOL for FreeBSD 10.3 in 2018.
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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2016, 08:34:34 pm »
No, 32-bit has been taken out of the build scripts for 2.4.
2.3.* is the last release stream for 32-bit. There is yet to be an official announcement about the EOL support for that - I am hoping that ordinary code/fixes will continue to be back-ported and that a formal release build will be done "every now and then" of the RELENG_2_3 branch up to the EOL for FreeBSD 10.3 in 2018.

Thank you for the quick response.  That is a bit of a bummer as I have a couple of i386 machines in production.  Oh well.   :(

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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 08:47:05 pm »
 
I am hoping that ordinary code/fixes will continue to be back-ported and that a formal release build will be done "every now and then" of the RELENG_2_3 branch up to the EOL for FreeBSD 10.3 in 2018.

I'm with you.
 
Would be nice if they could commit to say 2 maintenance releases in 2017.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2016, 03:31:22 pm »
... if they could commit to say 2 maintenance releases in 2017.
Releases contain new features and/or fixes.
New features won't go into 2.3.x anymore and security/bug fixes are released when necessary. Do you already know if/when/how many fixes are needed in 2017?   :o
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Re: Welcome to the 2.4 board
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2016, 08:30:34 pm »
... if they could commit to say 2 maintenance releases in 2017.
Releases contain new features and/or fixes.
New features won't go into 2.3.x anymore and security/bug fixes are released when necessary. Do you already know if/when/how many fixes are needed in 2017?   :o
New features are still being back-ported into the RELENG_2_3 branch. So far all the user code (as distinct from build scripts...) that has happened in master for 2.4 has been stuff that works just fine in 2.3 on FreeBSD 10.3, so the backports have been easy Git cherry-picking. Thus there are new features sitting in RELENG_2_3 that would just "pop out" by themselves into a 2.3.3 release build, if that is ever done.
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2016, 09:41:50 pm »
 
Do you already know if/when/how many fixes are needed in 2017?   :o

As a matter of fact yes I do.
 
If?  Yes
When? Q2 & Q4, and any others deemed prudent.
How Many? At least 2, plus any others deemed prudent.