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 From:  Jim Thompson <jim at netgate dot com>
 To:  Chris Taylor <chris at x dash bb dot org>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: If you use linux before.... why m0n0 now? (Topic fork - Development)
 Date:  Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:55:49 -1000
Chris Taylor wrote:

> Chris Buechler wrote:
>> On 10/30/05, Chris Taylor <chris at x dash bb dot org> wrote:
>>> Ugo: If you (or another of the major developers) would be willing to
>>> pre-roll a "m0n0 Development Environment", I'd certainly look into 
>>> using
>>> it. I currently mostly use WinXP on the desktop but I have Linux
>>> machines too. At present, the barrier to me (and, I suspect, quite a 
>>> few
>>> others) is simply that we can't roll our own images, so being able to
>>> get hold of and fiddle with the source is largely useless.
>> I posted this to the -dev list too, but I'll post it here as well for
>> those not on that list.  Once we decide on an OS for 1.3, I'll be
>> putting together a virtual machine for those interested in
>> development.  VMware's free player (and a little spare RAM on your
>> machine) is all that would be required, and it's available for Windows
>> and Linux.
>> -Chris
> Thanks for that Chris. I'll look out for your post when the time 
> comes. I can't promise anything (as I don't really know what I could 
> add to m0n0 at this point, lol...) but I'll certainly be grateful for 
> the opportunity to participate :)

with any luck, support for Xen's paravirtualization will come to FreeBSD 
6.0 soon.   If that happens, and the next version of m0n0wall advances 
to 6.0, then it would be straight-forward to launch m0n0 on m0n0.  :-)