Upgrading FreeBSD to use the NEW pf syntax. (Copied from freebsd-pf)

Chuck Burns break19 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 16:34:10 UTC 2012

On 11/20/2012 10:27 AM, O. Hartmann wrote:
> On 11/20/12 11:43, Olivier Smedts wrote:
>> 2012/11/20 Paul Webster <paul.g.webster at googlemail.com>:
>>> I am aware this is a much discussed subject since the upgrade of PF, I
>>> believe the final decision was that to many users are used to the old
>>> style pf and an upgrade to the new syntax would cause to much confusion.
>> But a change like this is expected in a new major branch, ie.
>> 10-CURRENT. Not so in -STABLE branches of course. I don't see the
>> problem here.
>> Cheers
> What would be the alternative? Being stuck with the old PF?  As Olivier
> Smedts said, changes like that are expected in a complete new branch. If
> people need to stay compatible, they are about to use 9.X as long as
> they have migrated. The downside is more work. The bright side would be
> development/progression.
> oh

Why not release pf2 as a port?  Then those who want the new pf can use 
it, and those that want the old one can use it.

Or, another option is a knob USE_NEWPF during buildworld will build the 
new pf, otherwise it'd build the old, default one.

This way you can still introduce the change, but default to the old one 
for those of us who are too crusty to change. :)

Chuck Burns <break19 at gmail.com>

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