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Re: [Emerging-Sigs] [Snort-devel] Snort 2.9.0.1 Now Available
From: waldo kitty <wkitty42 () windstream net>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 21:14:19 -0400

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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