It’s always a good idea to give the developers some air and time to make the product feel good.
I know this, because I’ve been a software developer myself.
Personally I’d prefer that the developers feel good about a release rather than meeting a certain deadline.
-But you could of course send in a request to become a tester of the ExpressoBIN version and hope you’ll be accepted; being a tester will mean real hard work and writing detailed reports and performing tests and analyzing them – all the boring stuff that no end-user wants to do… 😉
@gonzopancho – I’d like to test out pfSense on my (two) EspressoBIN boards when they arrive as well.
My boards are 2GB (I believe that many are 1GB, so it might make a difference performance wise).
I do not know yet if my boards have eMMC, but I do plan on attaching a 2.5″ WD Red harddisk (especially for logging).
I’ve ordered a USB3-to-Ethernet adapter, which works with Armbian; I don’t expect that it will work with pfSense, but since it already works with Armbian, the source code for the driver must be availble – that might make support possible.
(I’ll also be ordering a Marvell based Mini-PCIe-to-4-port-SATA adapter).
I have been actively looking for a pfSense/OPNSense capable SBC for some time now. I really don’t have the room nor the electricity budget to install an old PC in my network closet but I’m tired of off the shelf router’s and their limited functionality.
An Espressobin running pfSense seems to be the perfect fit for my home network with all the features I’m after!