Basic info

  • Time: Monday 29th Jun 2015, 20:00 CEST (18:00 UTC)
  • Place: #openvpn-devel channel on Freenode IRC network
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  1. Status of OpenVPN 2.4
    • Assign tickets to "alpha 2.4", "beta 2.4", "RC 2.4" and 2.4.0
  2. Replacing openvpnserv.exe with NSSM
    • Proof of concept is ready and works
      • If OpenVPN dies, NSSM restarts it immediately
      • NSSM installs itself as a Windows system service, meaning that the setup survives a reboot
      • Just bundling nssm.exe is adequate as-is for the corporate use-case
    • NSSM configuration GUI / command-line is too difficult for generic end users
      • All nitty gritty details have to be configured manually for every connection after install
    • NSSM configuration has to be made more automatic
      • Writing a full-fledged application (e.g. C# + Winforms) would be an overkill
      • A HTML application (.hta) running in a browser is probably the least bad solution
        • Due to the need for privileged operations the browser needs to be Internet Explorer
        • The code itself will be Javascript that runs privileged operation in Windows Scripting Host (WSH) and parses the results
      • More discussion in Samuli's mailing list monologue
  3. SourceForge's modifications of project files
    • Sourceforge has been silently adding adware to project installers, thus betraying the trust of the project's using their service
    • Many projects have already left SourceForge
  4. Windows 8.1 DNS registration issues

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