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 From:  "Philippe Lang" <philippe dot lang at attiksystem dot ch>
 To:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] 6.1 Port
 Date:  Wed, 26 Jul 2006 07:46:35 +0200
Chris Buechler wrote:

>> Just dont wanna start in on a 80 hour project
> 
> 80 hours?  You're *seriously* underestimating the amount of
> effort this is going to take.  At dinner tonight with the
> pfsense devs here at the pfsense hackathon, they had a good
> laugh at this suggestion.
> :)  It's probably near 40-50 hours of testing alone, much
> less porting the kernel patches that are still required,
> reworking various components for the differences between
> FreeBSD 4.x and 6.x, any changes between ipf 3.x and 4.x,
> etc.  It's probably 3-4 times as much effort as you're
> estimating, at a minimum.
> 
> I don't want to discourage you from doing it by any means, as
> it's direly needed and it doesn't look like anybody with the
> required skils has any real interest in it.  I don't have the
> programming skills to do so, or I'd be working on it/helping with it.

Since the pfSense team has just released its candidate 1, which is based on FreeBSD 6.1, what is the
real advantage of having Monowall 1.22 ported on FreeBSD 6.1? Isn't that doing things twice?
Shouldn't there be some sort of migration solution for Monowall users instead?

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