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 From:  Mark Ryan <markryan at cfl dot rr dot com>
 To:  Manuel Kasper <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall dash announce at lists dot m0n0 dot ch, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Beta 1.3b1 released
 Date:  Sat, 16 Dec 2006 19:27:17 -0500
I just upgraded my netgate m1n1wall WRAP appliance.  I will keep an eye 
out for any issues.

I notice it uses a little more cpu and memory than 1.22 did.

Mark

Manuel Kasper wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> the long wait is over - the first FreeBSD 6.x-based version of
> m0n0wall, 1.3b1, is ready! After the contest idea proved not to be
> the right way to get m0n0wall updated, I decided to do it myself,
> taking Dinesh Nair's initial efforts as a starting point - the focus
> was clearly on making everything work and not on adding new features,
> but still, we can already enjoy some of the improvements that 6.x
> brings. Here's what's new:
>
> - changed base system to FreeBSD 6.2-RC1 -> better support for new
> hardware, Ethernet NICs, etc.
>
> - Atheros wireless cards are finally supported -> wireless-related
> webGUI pages have been improved
>
> - generic-pc-cdrom: configuration may now also be stored on an USB
> memory stick
> (booting m0n0wall (generic-pc) from USB memory sticks should now also
> work on most PCs)
>
> I've put a lot of work into making sure that everything works and
> behaves as in 1.22/1.23b1, and most features have already been
> tested, but still - this is a beta version, and some things might not
> yet work as intended. Back up your configuration file first, just to
> be safe. It is possible to upgrade to 1.3b1 from 1.2 and up via the
> webGUI. Downgrades from 1.3b1 to 1.2x should also work fine.
>
> Detailed change log and downloads:
>
> http://m0n0.ch/wall/beta.php
>
> Work on the new concept for m0n0wall is also going well, and with any
> luck, a proof-of-concept implementation will be available in February.
>
> Have fun,
>
> Manuel
>
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