Alan DeKok aland at
Wed May 5 16:43:37 CEST 2010

John Dennis wrote:
> I have to agree with Josip that whenever possible users should be
> directed to install pre-built packages with the advice to build it
> yourself being dispensed only with great care.

  The Wiki could be updated to make all of that clearer, too.

> It would also help if we could converge on a stable release that's
> usable for a significant duration.

  2.1.x is the "long term support" version.  Using "git" is making this
process much easier.

  2.2.0 will be the track that adds new features, like possibly RadSec,
and other interesting things.

> Users are told to run the latest
> release, which may be only a few weeks or months old which makes it
> difficult for the distribution channels for pre-built binaries to keep
> up by always having the latest release available. Since it's often the
> case the latest release is not available in the distribution channel
> users are forced into building it themselves with all the bad results
> and frustration vented here. If we had a stable release I suspect a lot
> of this frustration would be mitigated.

  Once the distributions have a stable release with OpenSSL support, the
majority of the problems should go away.

  Alan DeKok.

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