PfSense 2.0 hit another milestone last week with the announcement that RC3 is now available!

In the announcement Chris Buechler states that RC3 will probably be the last release candidate before the final release of version 2.0.

I glanced through the list of commits and it looks like the majority of changes in RC3 are bug fixes.  I’m glad to see that the developers are working on polishing things up and fixing bugs instead of trying to implement any new features at this point.  If you want to take a look at the list of commits check out the pfSense GIT hub.

The announcement of RC3 comes about 3 months after the first release of pfSense 2.0 last March.  There was never an official RC2 build of pfSense 2.0 although there were snapshot builds.

Hopefully once the official 2.0 release is out the developers can shift their efforts towards updating all of the documentation for version 2.0.  Many of the wiki pages and other references are inaccurate and out of date.

Surprisingly someone has already published a book for pfSense 2 called the pfSense 2 cookbook.  If you need a solid collection of howto guides for pfSense 2 you may want to pick up a copy.

Sam graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a bachelors degree in Information Technology. Currently he works as a network analyst for an algorithmic trading firm. Sam enjoys the challenge of troubleshooting complex problems and is constantly experimenting with new technologies.

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