On Suricata 1.3, 1.4 and “next”

So with 1.4 out the door we have a new stable. However, we’re keeping 1.3 around for a few more months to give everyone the chance to plan updating to 1.4. Of course, we think 1.4 is a lot better than anything we released before, so we do recommend updating as soon as you can.

Continued support for 1.3 means we’ll do more releases to fix critical issues. We’ll probably include trivial fixes of smaller problems. When talking about critical issues I mean crash cases mostly. Anything else will be fixed only in 1.4 and up.

Moving forward, we’ll open our dev branch on 1.5 (or shall we jump to 2.0 already?) after the 1.4.1 or 1.4.2 release, which I hope to be doing sometime in mid-January. But we’ll see how things go.

If you have patches you need to get included, please open a pull request on github. Also, I think it’s a good idea to announce those requests on the oisf-devel list. So everyone on the list is notified and can help review and test.