Iptables-tutorial work

April 26, 2018 by
Filed under: Development, Frozentux.net, Iptables, Linux, Netfilter 

It’s been a while since I looked at the iptables-tutorial to say the least. The last real commits where 9 years ago and the last proper release is closer to 13 years ago….

The last two three days I kind of picked it up again, for fun mostly. In the end of my maintenance of the project I kind of burnt myself out on the whole topic, I just did not want to do the whole thing anymore. I’ve grown and changed as a person since then. I don’t have the same spare time for one.

My first order of business, The build system was always a mess and I started cleaning out stuff that shouldn’t be there. A bunch of old scripts have been removed, I managed to remove the dependency on the fabpdf backend for jade and also the eps_to_png script with that, and almost all of the changes.sh scripts where removed. The Spanish and Portuguese builds where similarly cleaned up. Finally a Travis file was added to get automated builds running on Travis, and this actually works now!

I’m getting close to making a 1.2.3 release imho to get something new out there. The actual content has barely changed to be honest, maybe a few words at the most, but it feels like something that would be nice to get out there.

The task of getting this documentation up to par is a tremendous effort to be honest, and I’d be really interested in getting help from anyone who reads this. If you feel like contributing, contact me, check the code out on github, add bugs/tasks on stuff you find that is wrong, or provide pull requests. I would be thrilled to have other people working on this as well so it becomes more vibrant again and don’t stagnate as it has done over time.

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