I believe the intent is to simply rewrite to a modular system for 1.3, make
it stable and then follow-up with new features like what you're requesting
in the 2.0 version. Personally, I am happy with the features just as they
are for m0n0wall, except for the long-standing issue with the inside NAT
that I continue to rant about. :-)
The only person who knows for sure would be Manuel though, please feel free
to tell me I'm wrong Manuel.
From: Joe Nardone [mailto:jnardone at gmail dot com]
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 2:30 PM
To: Chris Dickens
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall-dev] 1.3 OS attributes/feature list - no comments?
Typically, versioning is a very user-centric thing. From a user's point of
view, the next version of monoawll should really feel, taste and smell the
same as 1.2, just a bunch of stuff underneath will have changed. Going to
2.0 would give the impression that many new user accessible features should
be available. I do not believe this will be the case.
I wouldn't say that's true-- a major revision is a major revision. For
example, Dragon 7.x was a complete rewrite from Dragon 6.x underneath but
shares many of the same characteristics.
And I would hope the next ver of Mono is an improvement in feel/taste/smell,
or else there's no reason to rewrite. I'd want a better rule editor (a la
CheckPoint, where I can create groups of rules and a single rule can
reference groups of ports/protocols), something more integrated w/ regards
to VPN support, etc.