pfsense CE is not being worked on , errta
A post yesterday about the lack of 2.7 updates in the CE edition of pfsense really got me thinking. How much effort is being taken place behind the scenes to fix the issues seen?
Another thing is that sometimes its not fully appreciated how much work it takes to make secure software. . Let me provide some contexts at least.
PFsense is very secure. It requires tons of hard work to get there.
CVE Details. Look at the CVE work here compared to a large, gartner #2 rated big huge mumbo jumbo vendor Yikes
2.7 is not being worked on...
How do you see over 400 issues closed and think Netgate is leaving CE?
We all care about the project. We all want the firewall to have certain features and functionality. When feeling a bit frustrated just take a step back and look at the progress. All things considered for free software this aint bad folks.
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They were working on, more then we were able to see as I
am informed! The bugs where scaling up since 2022;
- 25.09.2023 / 45 open "bugs" and 88% solved
- 18.03.2023 / 86 open "bugs" and 87% solved
23.01 is announced for may 2023 with 5 open "bugs"
The change from PHP 7.x to PHP 8.1 is more then we might be thinking of because it is not "only" a version higher as many peoples are thinking from. And the
jump to FreeBSD 14 was also nice in my eyes.
And other things like TNSR, QAT, VPP, StrongSwan and
other`s came by site and last but not least as today there
are some versions and not like before only one 32Bit version was present.
- TNSR version
- ARM based pfSense
- CE version and the Plus version
All must be maintained, all must be updated and all must
be solved with patches (new patches system) and this is also "eating" manpower and time as I see it.