[Snort-sigs] [Emerging-Sigs] [Snort-devel] Snort 2.9.0.1 Now Available

waldo kitty wkitty42 at ...3507...
Wed Nov 3 21:14:19 EDT 2010


On 11/3/2010 12:46, Mike Lococo wrote:
>> No.  That's not correct.  2.9.0.1 was released, as there were bugs in
>> 2.9.0 that we were able to resolve.  Thusly the patch minor version.  We
>> try to keep the system up to date to deal with the current threats and
>> enhance functionality, all the while giving our open-source community a
>> free product.
>
> No one is advocating that development be stopped, or saying that minor
> upgrades like 2.9 to 2.9.1 are too onerous.  The difficulty for most of
> us is that major upgrades like 2.8 to 2.9 (which has a libpcap version
> dependency that's out of sync with the biggest Linux vendor in the
> world) are being forced with narrow planning and deployment windows due
> to a lifecycle policy based on frequent minor/patch releases instead of
> infrequent major releases.

i believe the above states it extremely well...

+1000000000000000000000~ to mike ;)




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