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Downloads will be, from now on, hosted on Source Forge Sat 22 Sep 2012

The old downloads will still be available but from now on the files will all be here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dansguardian/files/
- Daniel Barron - DansGuardian website Maintainer

 
DansGuardian 2.12.0.2 - alpha change log update Sat 22 Sep 2012

Since modification I did in an intermediate version (0.1) which had not been published so here is the full list:

  • Applied patch #9 (Crash when more than one authplugin are selected) by Frederic Bourgeois
  • Added feature to allow Facebook mock ajax (request #6) by Jason Spiro
  • Added contrib dir
  • Added a new html & css validated html template in contrib (request #3). By Chris Peschke
  • Converted iso-8859 message files to utf-8 (bug #86). Suggested by Fred Ulisses Maranhao
  • Fixed Error reading Content-Length (bug #84). By Carlos Soto
  • Fixed compilation error BSD due lack of string.h when using memcpy() (bug #75). By Alexander Hornung
  • Fixed exceptioniplist case sensitivity (bug #11). By Mark J Hewitt
  • Fixed accept-encoding support for new tokens (bug #13). By userquin
  • Applied patch 3438750 (GCC 4.4 and 4.6 compatibility) by Mathieu PARENT
  • Applied patch 3438749 (French translation update) by Mathieu PARENT
  • Applied patch 3418297 (Set proxy timeout in dansguardian.conf) by Frederic Bourgeois
  • Applied patch 3419088 (login/password in URL is dropped) by Mathieu PARENT
  • Applied patch 3419089 ("Expect" header should be dropped) by Mathieu PARENT
  • Applied patch 3438751 (Fix queue handling in OptionContainer) by Mathieu PARENT
  • Applied patch 3515167 (Fix digest identication) by Frederic Bourgeois
  • Fixed GCC warnings
  • LFS review in String.cpp (requires different arch review yet)

- Aecio F. Neto - DansGuardian Maintainer

 
DansGuardian 2.12.0.2 - alpha release! Fri 21 Sep 2012

  • Applied patch #9 (Crash when more than one authplugin are selected) by
  • Frederic Bourgeois
  • Added feature to allow Facebook mock ajax (request #6) by Jason Spiro
  • Added contrib dir
  • Added a new html & css validated html template in contrib (request #3). By
  • Chris Peschke
  • Converted iso-8859 message files to utf-8 (bug #86). Suggested by Fred
  • Ulisses Maranhao
  • Fixed Error reading Content-Length (bug #84). By Carlos Soto
  • Fixed compilation error BSD due lack of string.h when using memcpy() (bug
  • #75). By Alexander Hornung
  • Fixed exceptioniplist case sensitivity (bug #11). By Mark J Hewitt
  • Fixed accept-encoding support for new tokens (bug #13). By userquin

- Aecio F. Neto - DansGuardian Maintainer

 
New DansGuardian maintainer and 2.12.0.0 release! Tue 23 Aug 2011

You wait for DG news for years and then two pieces of big news come out at the same time!

New Maintainer
DansGuardian source code is now going to be maintained by Aecio F. Neto. You can email him at maintainer at the DansGuardian domain name. Aecio is no stranger to DG and has been a contributor to the source code and the mailing list since about 2003. He has maintained the DG fork DGAV.

This is great news because it will mean patches, fixes, submissions, etc, etc will get the attention they deserve rather than be sat in my inbox with no time (or to be honest, desire) to do so.

Because I run the website I will still be involved in the upload of news and releases, but all other aspects will be handled by Aecio. You should continue to use the mailing list for support rather than emailing people direct.


New Release
DansGuardian 2.12.0.0 (alpha) is now released. This version contains all the code that I, Smoothwall and others have contributed since version 2.10.x.x, but not actually released. The website and source code has been tidied a little to reflect the changes. The change log is now within the tarball or can be viewed in SVN on Source Forge.

 
New source code maintainer (integration manager) required now Wed 29 Jun 2011

I had expected that by now I or a Smoothwall developer would have had time to take all the recently submitted patches, plus the bugs I and others have fixed but not released yet plus the commercial changes Smoothwall made to DG2 as used in the Smoothwall Guardian product and merge them together and make a new release with a bunch of nice new features and bug fixes. However it did not work out that way. So, rather than delay even further, I am now looking for someone to have write access to the repository and to do the job of integration manager. Which means they will merge in submitted changes (provided they are good enough quality) and make changes of their own. Your first job will be agreeing a repository, an integration process, a release process and merging the pile of patches I have pending and making a new release. Applications to my Smoothwall email address which is daniel.barron at Smoothwall's .net domain please.

 
Update on upcoming changes for DansGuardian Mon 14 Mar 2011

Smoothwall is taking most of my time these days so I've let the communication slip a bit. A lot.

This year I am going to be making some changes for the better for DG.

1. I've been persuaded by the marketing department at Smoothwall that the DG website needs a lick of paint and some proper management and a content management system. The form of this change is not yet decided so I'll keep you posted as the plan matures. Package maintainers: the URLs to download are likely to change but I will give plenty of notice before that happens.

2. Submissions for DG such as bug fixes or feature additions take FAR TOO LONG to get added to DG, if ever. The reason is that it gets done by a Smoothwall developer when there is time, which is never. (I delegate all DG development and have done for a long time now). So instead I'd like to make DG more open and take on an integration manager from the DG users community. They would have read/write on the revision control repository (which we may change to git instead of svn) and eventually ability to make new releases. They will be responsible for maintaining quality and vetting submissions. Sorry this is an unpaid job. One of the distribution package maintainers would be a likely candidate or perhaps one of the other contributors. They will also handle issues such as copyright and licensing; DG2 is GPLv2 so they need to check the status of submissions to ensure no license clashes. And all the other usual integration manage jobs. This is really good news! I wish I had thought of it sooner. Do not volunteer - yet. I will announce when I am ready to find one later this year.

3. There is a huge backlog of features/bug fixes/etc which have been submitted by people including Smoothwall developers which has not made it to release. We will be getting round to that before we hand over to an integration manager from the DG users community.

The swirling rumours of a DG3 are I am afraid wishful thinking at this point. DG3 is no more. Despite talking about it for years and even a closed-source alpha existing. DG2 will be continued to have features and bug fixes for the foreseeable future. All the development work on on DG3 (which was 100% done by Smoothwall employed developers) has been moved in to a different Smoothwall project as part of their commercial product. Guardian will be taking separate commercial and Open Source paths.

I am sorry I am unable to regularly read the DG mailing list. I simply don't have the time.

Finally, I.d like to thank you all for your on-going support and submissions.

 
Guardian strike again - this time on YouTube ads Wed 18 Nov 2009

YouTube video about blocking YouTube ads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIvl8eCvlkI.

 
SmoothWall.org has shiny new website Fri 13 Nov 2009

Have a look see.

 
Advert Filtering Video Redux Tue 5 Nov 2009

I was sent this YouTube Guardian advert filtering video also and I liked it so here it is. Not only are adverts removed in the page but also the 1 min of adverts video are removed and it skips straight to the TV one wants to watch!

 
Advert Filtering Video Tue, 29 Sep 2009

I was sent this Guardian advert filtering video and I liked it so here it is. What it shows is a web page full of adverts then it fades to the same page when using Guardian advert filtering. It then rewinds and shows this again once more.

 
Are you IPv6 Ready? Tue, 7 Jul 2009

DansGuardian.org for some time now has been accessible via IPv6. It even has an IPv6 only deligated DNS server and full IPv6 reverse-IP. Are you IPv6 Ready?

 
DansGuardian 2.10.1.1 is released! Fri, 5 Jun 2009

This a bug fix release. Details are on the history page. Go to the download page to get it.

 

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