The end of another year

by Michael Tremer, December 24, 2018, Updated December 25, 2018

It is the end of another year and I would like to take this opportunity to simply say thank you. It has been an eventful year and we have come a long way.

The Stats

We have brought you eight Core Updates with probably the largest changes that we have had in a while. A new kernel 4.14 that is running better than ever before; we have had a spring clean and remove loads of old add-ons and other packages to make space for new ones as well as getting rid of some older cryptography; we fought Meltdown and Spectre; we have launched IPFire on AWS and added support for EFI and 802.11ac WiFi; we have added loads of new features that make IPFire simply better.

We are all proud of our achievements and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed. Whether that is by submitting patches, reporting bugs, writing documentation and all the other things. You guys know who I am talking about.

Take a couple of days off and enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas if you are celebrating. Hope to see you all again next year!


Of course we already have loads of plans for the next year. We have a bug tracker full of feature requests, error reports and ideas how to improve things. We also hope that we can finally move IPFire 3 over the line so that the project gains more traction - and a new Core Update is ready to be released, too!

We hope that our community keeps growing, more and more people keep installing IPFire and finally throw away their old gear. We have achieved a lot, but there is definitely loads to do, still.

Please Donate Today

Help us to achieve our goals! We are still running our donation challenge which unfortunately has not hit its goal, yet. Please consider to support our project and donate today. If you have already done so and set up a monthly donation, we thank you very very much for that.