Manuel Kasper wrote:
> Changes since 1.1b9:
> - upgraded base system to FreeBSD 4.10
> - added Wake on LAN client
> - webGUI error page no longer shows the name "m0n0wall"
> - shaper rules can now be temporarily enabled/disabled too
> - filter and shaper rules enable/disable status may be toggled by
> clicking the action/direction icon
> - updated MPD to 3.18
Great work Manuel, you really are on a coding spree at the moment,
aren't you, I can hardly keep up with all these betas (but that's how
I like it!)
VERY nice with the click-to-toggle feature for the firewall/shaper rules!
I'm looking forward to test the WOL feature as soon as my new WOL
capable hardware has been installed...
A few (very minor and primarily cosmetic) issues:
- The disabled color of block rules look VERY similar to the (enabled)
color of reject rules. Perhaps making all the disabled rules a bit
more "transparent" (lighter) would help (and also help distinguish
enabled and disabled rules more easily).
- I've recently disabled (un-assigned) my wireless card (in preference
of an AP on the LAN), but I still see a "Wireless" entry in the
"Status" section. It would be nice if this was only shown when needed
(like the "Captive Portal" entry in the same section).
- In the last couple of betas (don't remember when I first noticed
it?) there has been only two CPU load numbers on the "Status/System"
page, is this intentional?
- I've noticed that you use POST in (some of?) your form submits.
While I'm aware that there are some advantages to this, it would be
somewhat simpler when scripting changes to the m0n0wall configuration
if GET submits could be used instead. That is if there aren't a good
reason for your choice of POST?
- It is still quite cumbersome to move rules up and down as typically
you need to move several rules several positions, which takes forever
(in fact sometimes I actually find it quicker to download the
config.xml, cut'n'paste the rules and then upload it again!) While not
of great importance, it is something which most users will be bothered
by from time to time (to a greater or lesser extent depending on their
m0n0wall usage, of course).
Perhaps, instead of the up/down buttons, a "move" button could be
shown. When one of these are clicked, the page would reload with a
"here" button beside all entries but the one just clicked (optionally
the "move" buttons could still be shown, allowing several rules to be
selected for movement). When one of these "here" buttons are clicked,
the "moving" rule(s) would be placed just above (below?) its rule.
While this would require two clicks (and reloads) when moving a rule
just one position, as opposed to one click now, any other kind of move
would also require only two clicks (and reloads), as opposed the large
number of clicks currently required.
Well, as I said, not very important things, but to some extent it is
the small details that makes m0n0wall the great piece of software it is ;)