The developers of pfSense have made available the first release candidate for version 2.3.

pfSenseWe are proud to announce pfSense® software version 2.3 Release Candidate is now available!

The most significant changes in this release are a rewrite of the webGUI utilizing Bootstrap, and the underlying system being converted entirely to FreeBSD pkg (including the base system and kernel). The pkg conversion enables us to update pieces of the system individually going forward, rather than the monolithic updates of the past.

For the highlights, check out the Features and Highlights video. Past blog posts have covered some of the changes, such as the performance improvements from tryforward, and the webGUI update.

The full list of changes is on the 2.3 New Features and Changes page.

In the process of getting here, we’ve closed out 742 total tickets, with most of those being items related to the Bootstrap conversion. Of those, 136 bugs have been resolved that affect 2.2.x and prior versions.


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You can upgrade straight to 2.3 from any previous release. Check the Upgrade Guide for details.

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