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 From:  "Josh A" <monodev at coaxial dot ca>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] firmware upgrade, release ETA ?
 Date:  Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:33:01 -0600
> > Is there an ETA on 1.1 ?
>
> "Real Soon Now"
>
> 1.1b17, recently released, is the last planned beta release before 1.1.
> I suspect that at this point, the 1.1 release date depends on what
> problems (if any) are encountered by people testing 1.1b17.

Excellent :)
 
> Yes, I went from 1.0 to 1.1b16 this way.
>
> Two tips that have worked well for me:
>
> Remember to back up your configuration before upgrading...this will
> help
> you if you need to roll back.
>
> If you boot m0n0wall from removable or semi-removable media, consider
> swapping the media to do the update.  In my case, I run on a Soekris
> net4501, booting from flash, so I "updated" by swapping CF cards.  If I
> ran into problems (I didn't), I could always just swap the cards back.

Good ideas, I've been making tons of changes to my setup (I've got pages
and pages of rules, aliases, forwarding) so I've been backing up my config
daily - but I hadn't thought of just swapping the boot media. I just use a
small 1 gig hard drive, which I have a few of laying around - not like
they are good for anything else.

Perhaps I will have a "release-failsafe" image+config on one drive, and a
beta image+config on another drive, so falling back would simply involve
the 2 minutes it takes to swap hard drives.


>
> Good luck!
>
> Bruce.
>

Thanks!
Josh