The Open Source Edition will see a 2.1 release incorporating all core changes currently in the Premium Edition and additionally the SQL destination driver. We are going to start development on the 2.2 PE features, but some of those will also be incorporated in the open source version:
- support for the latest work of IETF syslog protocols
- unique sequence numbering for messages
- support for parsing message contents
The current feature set in PE were developed in a closed manner and I don't want to repeat this mistake. The features that were decided to be part of the Open Source version will be developed as openly as possible: the features listed above are going to be developed and published in the open source branch with version number 2.2.x. The "alpha" and "beta" releases are going to be numbered 2.2alpha1, 2.2beta1 etc; the final stable is going to be called 2.2.1.
The aim is to avoid the mess of PE and OSE having a different version number.