upgrade path for distributions
aland at deployingradius.com
Sun Sep 2 19:45:48 CEST 2007
Stephen Gran wrote:
> We already do, and that's part of the problem here, unfortunately.
> Trust me, I'm not loving the new package name idea and all that goes
> with it.
Well, we're moving to calling the tarballs 'freeradius-server",
because the project is becoming bigger than just a RADIUS server.
>> And why not call the binary "radiusd"? I know it conflicts with
>> Debian's xtradius, etc. But geez, does anyone *really* use that stuff
>> any more?
> Heh, probably not, but since we ship a bunch of radiusd's, I think it
> would be impolite to take the name unilaterally.
Yeah, but speaking as a (cough) completely unbiased observer, those
other RADIUS servers *suck*. And I'm not talking about features. Who
in their right mind would deploy a critical server which hasn't had a
release or a post to it's mailing list in 3 years?
> That's why apache is
> shipped as apache/apache2 rather than httpd, for instance.
Yeah, it doesn't mean I like it.
And realistically speaking, 1.1.x isn't strictly backwards compatible,
either. People have *had* to upgrade at some point.
Once 2.0 is released, I *very* much doubt we'll continue with
development on the 1.1.x branch. The new features are so powerful that
it's just too painful to use 1.1.x any more.
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