KAME will terminate KAME-FreeBSD4 support at Mar 31 2005
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Here's the list of reasons why we would like to terminate freebsd4+kame support.
we will conduct the following changes after March 31 2005.
- KAME's development resource is limited and KAME would like to concentrate
the precious resource to protocols, rather than the OS diversities
- freebsd4+kame based on FreeBSD-4.11 has been released in Jan 2005, and FreeBSD Project has no plan to release FreeBSD-4.12
- freebsd5+kame is stable enough at least for hacking purpose. Please note that KAME-SNAP is originally for hackers/researchers who want to develop a new features. (see the project overview)
- Those who want to use a stable IPv6 implementation can use the original releases of *BSD, which includes the stable portion of KAME-SNAP implementations.
Even after Mar 31 2005, however, we still keeps the following two
- the removal of FreeBSD4-specific ifdefs from KAME-SNAP
- the termination of generating KAME-SNAP tarball for freebsd4
Those who are now using kame+freebsd4 have to choose either of the
- the CVS repository of kame/freebsd4 (just for reference)
- the old freebsd4+kame tarballs in our FTP site
- upgrade your kame+freebsd4 to kame+freebsd5
If you find something unstable, please confirm it on pure freebsd5 to check if it's a generic freebsd5 problem or a KAME-specific problem.
- If it's a generic freebsd5 problem, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, to improve the quality of freebsd.
- If it's KAME-specific problem, please enjoy hacking it!
- keep using kame+freebsd4 and merge necessary fixes as you wish.
We keep old KAME-snap tarball in our FTP site and you can still access the CVS repository of kame/freebsd4.
So using these resources, you can still install kame+freebsd4 from scratch. (we will remove freebsd4-specific ifdef's from the code in kame/kame/... from this April, so it will be difficult to sync with the current KAME CVS on freebsd4)
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