FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity,
feld at feld.me
Tue Jan 17 15:39:35 UTC 2012
Why is everyone so afraid of running -STABLE? Plenty of stuff gets MFC'd.
Yeah, I agree -- running -RELEASE is difficult. Hell, it's frustrating to
us that VMWare only supports -RELEASE and it took until ESX 5 to
officially support 8.2!
More releases / snapshots of -STABLE helps people on physical servers, but
anyone who runs VMs on Xen or VMWare won't get any support for those
versions because they didn't go through the QA process yet. FreeBSD is
increasingly becoming a third world citizen thanks to virtualization
efforts being focused on Linux, so I feel that more frequent releases
won't help as many people as you think.
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