My 19th Snort Report titled Using SnortSP and Snort 2.8.2 has been posted. From the article:
Solution provider takeaway: Solution providers will learn how to set up two Snort 3.0 beta components -- the Snort Security Platform (SnortSP) and the Snort 2.8.2 detection engine on the SnortSP.
In the last Snort Report, I discussed the architectural basics of Snort 3.0. The new Snort system consists of the Snort Security Platform (SnortSP) plus an assortment of engines. SnortSP is a foundation that provides traffic-inspection functions, like packet acquisition, traffic decoding, flow management and fragment reassembly. Each engine runs as a module on SnortSP. The first available module is a port of Snort 2.8.2 specifically for running on top of SnortSP.
I can never tell when SearchSecurity will post these articles... this one is dated 5 Sep but I just noticed it online.