[squid-users] squid-2 fork -> cacheboy (again)

From: Adrian Chadd <adrian@dont-contact.us>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:22:46 +0800


For those of you who don't remember, about two years ago I became annoyed at
trying to maintain a local Squid-2.5 installation with half a dozen different
patches which everyone used to 'fix' Squid-2.5 to perform well.

I called this derivative "cacheboy" and after a few weeks (and a few users!)
the resulting patchsets were pulled out from my repository and fed into what
became Squid-2.6.

(The original email: http://www.squid-cache.org/mail-archive/squid-users/200604/0615.html)

Well, I'm at that point again, where I'd like to do some large-scale work to
the Squid-2 tree to fix a whole range of longstanding performance and codebase
issues to help the codebase move forward. Unfortunately this clashes with the
general Squid project direction of developing Squid-3.

The Squid-2 codebase has been in "maintainence mode" for a number of years now
and in the interval between Squid-3's announcement and today there have been
a large number of replacement HTTP proxy/cache/routing open source projects, all
of which perform much better in one particular area than Squid.

So I've decided to fork the Squid-2 project again into another "cacheboy"
derivative seperate from the Squid project. I'm going to pursue a different
set of short-term and medium-term goals whilst focusing on maintaining the
relative maturity of the Squid-2 codebase.

I'm going to continue offering commercial Squid support and development for
the foreseeable future.

You can find the current project details at http://code.google.com/p/cacheboy .

I'll set up a proper project homepage to coincide with the first stable release,
which I hope will be in a couple of weeks. This will be based on Squid-2.HEAD
with the initial code reorganisation I've been working on. It should be just
as stable as Squid-2.HEAD but the reorganisation should lead to further
short-term improvements.

I wish everyone working on Squid-3 the best of luck for the future.


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