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 From:  "Quark AV - Hilton Travis" <Hilton at QuarkAV dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall-dev] Re: [m0n0wall] 1.1b1
 Date:  Wed, 9 Jun 2004 19:28:54 +1000
Hi Vincent,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vincent FLEURANCEAU 
> [mailto:v dot fleuranceau at parc dash landes dash de dash gascogne dot fr] 
> Sent: Wednesday, 9 June 2004 18:03
> To: m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall-dev] Re: [m0n0wall] 1.1b1
> Hi all!
> As I started learning more about m0n0wall development, the 
> relation between 1.0 and 1.1b was not so clear for me...
> So, I contacted Manuel in a private thread : he recommends to 
> play with version 1.0 (official stable version) for 
> production environments.
> Things can't be clearer.

Exactly.  Stable release 1.0 was designated "stabe" at a point in time.
There were many changes made to the beta releases up until that point, and
the project had become stable enough to be called "1.0".  So production then
stopped on 1.0 - as it had been released.

Unstable release 1.1 Beta is exactly that - an unstable, testing, beta
release.  If you choose to use it on a production system, then you also
choose to wear the bugs.

> But on the other hand, it seems that some bug fixes in 1.1b 
> have not been back-ported to version 1.0 (the "PPPoE + 
> DHCP/DNS" problem Hilton Travis mentioned earlier, for 
> example)... [Please let me know if I've missed something!]

Same goes with any software - there are bugs in everything.  Microsoft
releases hotfixes, updates and Service Packs to fix their released code.
They do not go back and re-release any of the older code (hopefully) but
they release an update/patch for it.  Same with BSD developers, Linux
developers, application developers, etc.

> So:
> 1 - How can people know what bugs have been fixed and what 
> new features are currently being developed on the other hand ?

They can keep abreast of the release notes Manuel posts with each Beta

> 2 - Is there a way to get the "PPPoE + DHCP/DNS" bug fix 
> officially back-ported to version 1.0?

No.  It will be made available in the official, stable m0n0wall 1.1 release,
whenever that happens.

> 3 - Are there other such bugs or annoyances in the 1.0 
> release which could be fixed in a 1.0.1 release?

They will be fixed in the stable 1.1 release, and no doubt some more bugs
will be introduced - such is the life of any project.  :)

> It seems no one is focusing on 1.0 anymore. But, as long as 
> 1.0 is the official stable version, I think it shouldn't be 
> forgotten... Of course, I'm not asking someone to do the 
> work! I just want to have your opinion on that topic.

No one is focusing *development* on it because it was released as final.
Therefore development is now focusing on its successor - its "update" -
version 1.1 (currently at 1.1b12).

> Have a nice day,

You too, and same to everyone else out there.  :)  Especially those who read
and comment on my Traffic Shaper post a short time back.

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