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 From:  "Junior Gillespie" <jgillespie at t dash speed dot com>
 To:  "Manuel Kasper" <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] The future
 Date:  Wed, 12 Oct 2005 10:20:49 -0500
Hello Everyone,

It is definitely time for an architectural overhaul.  FreeBSD4.x will
start to become more problematic as more time goes by due to development
of code on later versions of FreeBSD. Although I'm not as big of fan of
Linux as I am of BSD, Linux may be a wise choice to consider. Some of
the pros of Linux can far out weigh its cons such as rapid development
of software for Linux, or the wide variety of supported platforms
available with fairly good prices.  For its use as an embedded firewall
application, supported hardware costs is definitely some things to
consider.  

Core/module component(s) for m0n0wall to coordinate all changes and
events would improve future coding and help to standardize the
development of m0n0wall.  We should definitely look at an m0n0wall
Development Standardization and base it on a structure similar to:

1.)	Code Development
2.)	Coding Practices and Guide
3.)	Checking Code In Guide
4.)	m0n0wall Organization

With development standardization, we could improve many aspects of the
development process such as setting rules on coding methods to help with
understanding code and developing patches that can be understood by
other contributors.  With this in place, we could evolve m0n0wall into
greater application with more ease.  If volunteers are needed for any
particular purpose, please make it known, as I would like to get more
into the development process of m0n0wall.

Junior Gillespie
NOC Engineer
T-SPEED Broadband Communications, Inc. 
1-800-4TSpeed
972-458-0909
support at t dash speed dot com
http://www.t-speed.com/
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