I agree totally. If someone sees a "feature" they think should be in
m0n0wall, and has the ability to hack it in, then why not develop it as
a module, so that those who want to use it can, and those that don't
want it don't have to have it. Quite simple, and Manuel has provided a
basic module interface.
Personally, I'd like to see a more developed module interface that will
allow the easier addition and removal of a module from a running
m0n0wall (not CD-based, obviously) or a downloaded m0n0wall image (ISO
or otherwise) so that custom images (CD and other) can be created.
I also don't mind testing modules (when I have the time) for people even
if I personally don't want to run these modules on my m0n0wall. Testing
is one thing that's needed for all modules. Installing them on your own
production firewall is another thing totally.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Karlsson [mailto:dennis at denniskarlsson dot com]
> Sent: Saturday, 17 July 2004 05:17
> To: Mitch (WebCob)
> Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] File explorer
> ok, hint taken.
> Mitch (WebCob) wrote:
> >To whomever wants the feature...
> >To whomever is going to build it?
> >We have to capacity to design and integrate an optional
> >piece of code (admittedly not yet as smoothly as
> >somewant - I'd love to see a module manager module!)
> >Every feature request results in a group of people in
> >favor of and a group of people against - and before the
> >feature is even well defined, there are people at odds
> >about it's use.
> >If you make it a module, people can integrate and test
> >it - you can easily maintain a patched mono with the
> >feature for others to try - and away you go - if enough
> >people like your module, and Manuel supports it
> >then it may some day become part of a release...
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Dennis Karlsson [mailto:dennis at denniskarlsson dot com]
> >Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 12:04 PM
> >To: Mitch (WebCob)
> >Cc: Fred Wright; m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> >Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] File explorer
> >To whom are you replying?
> >Mitch (WebCob) wrote:
> >If you want it, make it a module
> >This is my mantra.