FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity, and lifecycle

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Tue Jan 17 22:40:56 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:02:29PM +0000 I heard the voice of
Tom Evans, and lo! it spake thus:
> You say that snapshots of STABLE are stable and effectively a
> running release branch, so why can't more releases be made?
> Is the release process too complex for minor revisions, could that
> be improved to make it easier to have more releases, eg by not
> bundling ports packages?

That's at LEAST a double edged sword.  The moment you do that, you'll
have a giant groundswell of complaining about how the "quality of
releases" has gone down.

Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at
Systems/Network Administrator |
           On the Internet, nobody can hear you scream.

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