Next Release



  • I have some questions about the next release.

    Will it be based on the 2.3.3 development snapshot? In particular, will all of the PRs that have been merged into the 2.3.3 snapshot will be part of the next release? I'm specifically wondering about PRs that may pertain to bugs that are scheduled for 2.4.

    Also, is there an approximate ETA for the next release? If so, what is it?

    Thanks.



  • @jdillard:

    2.3.3 snapshot builds are available

    This is likely to turn into 2.3.2_1, but regardless this provides the testing grounds for that.



  • @bimmerdriver:

    is there an approximate ETA for the next release?

    Nobody will give you such a date for a pfSense release.

    In the past when answers were marked as might be or could or planned and some delay occurred there were still members of this forum complaining.
    So the official answer is and will be: when it's ready.
    There's just no need to raise hopes.

    Delays can occur easily for whatever reason and usually they will occur.



  • @jahonix:

    So the official answer is and will be: when it's ready.

    If only we could use that excuse at workplace when the boss asks us when to expect the work to be finished. :)



  • @repne:

    @jahonix:

    So the official answer is and will be: when it's ready.

    If only we could use that excuse at workplace when the boss asks us when to expect the work to be finished. :)

    If you provided your work to your boss for free I guess you could. :)


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    We're primarily focused on 2.4 at the moment, with some effort going into 2.3.3 as needed to keep things polished up. The real driving factors for point releases are new hardware product requirements, severe bugs, security vulnerabilities, or when we reach a point where we feel like it's necessary.

    The release of 2.4 will trail the FreeBSD 11 release but not by far, otherwise we don't have any estimates that I'm aware of for other versions. Support for 2.3.x will be continuing after 2.4 since 2.4 is dropping i386, so i386 boxes can stay on 2.3.x for a while until they're eventually phased out.



  • @athurdent:

    @repne:

    If only we could use that excuse at workplace when the boss asks us when to expect the work to be finished. :)

    If you provided your work to your boss for free I guess you could. :)

    When you stop pretending to pay me, I'll stop pretending to work.



  • @jimp:

    We're primarily focused on 2.4 at the moment, with some effort going into 2.3.3 as needed to keep things polished up. The real driving factors for point releases are new hardware product requirements, severe bugs, security vulnerabilities, or when we reach a point where we feel like it's necessary.

    The release of 2.4 will trail the FreeBSD 11 release but not by far, otherwise we don't have any estimates that I'm aware of for other versions. Support for 2.3.x will be continuing after 2.4 since 2.4 is dropping i386, so i386 boxes can stay on 2.3.x for a while until they're eventually phased out.

    Understood, thanks.



  • @jimp:

    We're primarily focused on 2.4 at the moment, with some effort going into 2.3.3 as needed to keep things polished up. The real driving factors for point releases are new hardware product requirements, severe bugs, security vulnerabilities, or when we reach a point where we feel like it's necessary.

    The release of 2.4 will trail the FreeBSD 11 release but not by far, otherwise we don't have any estimates that I'm aware of for other versions. Support for 2.3.x will be continuing after 2.4 since 2.4 is dropping i386, so i386 boxes can stay on 2.3.x for a while until they're eventually phased out.

    The apu4 is 64bit and will be ok for 2.4?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    If it runs a 64-bit (amd64) image now, it will be OK.



  • @jimp:

    If it runs a 64-bit (amd64) image now, it will be OK.

    Now I'm running on an apu2 pfsense 2.3.2 nanoBSD, can I upgrade to 2.4 without problems ?

    thanks


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    @keen:

    Now I'm running on an apu2 pfsense 2.3.2 nanoBSD, can I upgrade to 2.4 without problems ?

    Unknown. We are not sure if it will be possible to automatically transform a NanoBSD install to a full install in a desirable way.

    Worst case, you'll need to reinstall.



  • @jimp:

    We're primarily focused on 2.4 at the moment, with some effort going into 2.3.3 as needed to keep things polished up. The real driving factors for point releases are new hardware product requirements, severe bugs, security vulnerabilities, or when we reach a point where we feel like it's necessary.

    The release of 2.4 will trail the FreeBSD 11 release but not by far, otherwise we don't have any estimates that I'm aware of for other versions. Support for 2.3.x will be continuing after 2.4 since 2.4 is dropping i386, so i386 boxes can stay on 2.3.x for a while until they're eventually phased out.

    Assuming next pfSense release is around the corner. https://www.freebsd.org/releases/11.0R/announce.html YAY!