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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2015, 12:42:24 pm »
With it disabled and/or not recommended, it does not hurt pfSense.

I guess you figure the code is self-maintaining. And also will rewrite itself to Python by some magic.
Rewrite the code once to Python and thats it. End of support.

I assume you volunteer to do the job...  ::)
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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2015, 01:16:13 pm »
With it disabled and/or not recommended, it does not hurt pfSense.

I guess you figure the code is self-maintaining. And also will rewrite itself to Python by some magic.
Rewrite the code once to Python and thats it. End of support.

I assume you volunteer to do the job...  ::)
You are avoiding the subject.

2.3 is to released soon.
3.0 is to be released in a distant future.

Leave it as-is right now unsupported in 2.3 (PHP), 2.3.1 (PHP), 2.3.2 (PHP), 2.4 (PHP), etc.

THEN when the rewrite in Python comes (3.0) if noone wants to rewrite it in Phyton, then don't. Release the 3.0 release without PPTP.

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2015, 01:26:50 pm »
Also, from what I understood, the team wants to move away from having a pfSense distribution to being a package called pfSense that runs on FreeBSD.

If this is so, technically you would install FreeBSD then install a package called "pfSense" and if you still want to, you can install a package that acts like a PPTP server on FreeBSD. Thats what I understood from the blog post although I might be mistaken.

I think that would be great personally :)

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2015, 01:36:34 pm »
Do I need to spoonfeed you any further?

No, thanks. Enough time wasted debating obvious junk that should already have been removed, since it's been utterly broken for years.
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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2015, 03:51:22 pm »
Do I need to spoonfeed you any further?

No, thanks. Enough time wasted debating obvious junk that should already have been removed, since it's been utterly broken for years.
I just want to go on record saying I personally use SSTP and/or OpenVPN. I do understand certain scenarios (like I listed) where PPTP might come in handy (even as a quick test).

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2015, 01:07:05 am »
Also, from what I understood, the team wants to move away from having a pfSense distribution to being a package called pfSense that runs on FreeBSD.

If this is so, technically you would install FreeBSD then install a package called "pfSense" and if you still want to, you can install a package that acts like a PPTP server on FreeBSD. Thats what I understood from the blog post although I might be mistaken.

I think that would be great personally :)

both will exist, but having pfSense as a package (including 'base') will allow us to update individual components.  I suppose if someone wanted to create a "PPTP package" and add it in, that would still work.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 01:10:22 am by gonzopancho »

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2015, 09:55:43 am »
Are there some public discussions about which web framework to use for pFsense 3, how the api would look like etc… or did nothing happen in that regard yet. Also is there a way to sign up somewhere if one would be interested in helping out on the effort?

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2015, 07:54:46 pm »
Are there some public discussions about which web framework to use for pFsense 3, how the api would look like etc… or did nothing happen in that regard yet. Also is there a way to sign up somewhere if one would be interested in helping out on the effort?

Not yet, right now from a web perspective we're still focused on the Bootstrap work for 2.3. We'll start a thread on the development board here when all that gets underway, as well as the dev mailing list. Definitely would appreciate help on that effort when we get to that point!

In the mean time, we welcome contributions to the bootstrap effort.

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #53 on: November 01, 2016, 05:57:28 pm »
Any ~ ETA on 2.4 as Im pretty keen to get a non corrupting Filesystem

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #54 on: November 01, 2016, 07:12:43 pm »
Any ~ ETA on 2.4 as Im pretty keen to get a non corrupting Filesystem

It'll be beta quite soon. Not too much longer now. It's shaping up fast.
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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2016, 10:18:23 pm »
Any ~ ETA on 2.4 as Im pretty keen to get a non corrupting Filesystem

It'll be beta quite soon. Not too much longer now. It's shaping up fast.

Currently the description of the 2.4 development snapshot says:
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HIGHLY-EXPERIMENTAL pfSense 2.4.0 ALPHA developers tree

Are you implying that at some point in the (near?) future the description will say BETA instead of ALPHA? If so, what are the criteria for ALPHA vs. BETA? I'm looking forward to 2.4 being released so I can move away from a tunnel to native ipv6.

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2016, 08:33:50 am »
Yes, beta soon and that page will be updated.
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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2017, 06:22:57 pm »
No doubt the developers are all busy getting 2.4 ready for release, but the original post of this thread is coming up on 3 years old. It would be nice if there was an update to the roadmap.

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2017, 03:57:18 am »
OK, I see the new roadmap in the 2.4.0-RC announcement here:

https://www.netgate.com/blog/pfsense-2-4-0-rc-now-available.html

But my concerns right now are the recent Dnsmasq exploits.  So I tried updating, and tried, and tried, until I read the not so fine print:

"32-bit x86 and NanoBSD have been deprecated and are not supported on 2.4."

Well fuuuuu.  I just repurposed a Checkpoint U-20 box, and bought a spare just in case.  Alas, they are Pentium-M based, which means a lousy 32 bit x86 core.  So most embedded hardware can now be tossed in the trash because they have old 32-bit cores?

And how about my security concerns over Dnsmasq?

https://www.netgate.com/blog/no-plan-survives-contact-with-the-internet.html

"Users on pfSense 2.3.x or earlier concerned about these bugs can switch to the DNS Resolver (Unbound) until a new pfSense software release is available."

Will there be a 2.3.4_2 for us poor 32-bit untouchables?

What would it take for us to roll our own 32 bit 2.4 binaries?  I see that FBSD-11.1 is still supported for 32-bit x86.  All of the FreeBSD packages will have precompiled 32 bit binaries, so what else do I need to do to build a 32 bit x85 version of pfSense 2.4+?

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Re: a pfSense roadmap
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2017, 06:23:31 am »
Read https://www.netgate.com/blog/no-plan-survives-contact-with-the-internet.html closer.

We'll be putting out 2.3.5 after 2.4.0.
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