FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity, and lifecycle

Andriy Gapon avg at
Tue Jan 17 23:17:59 UTC 2012

on 17/01/2012 23:46 Ian Lepore said the following:
> Now, before we're even really completely up and running on 8.2 at work,
> 9.0 hits the street, and developers have moved on to working in the 10.0
> world.  What are the chances that any of the patches I've submitted for
> bugs we fixed in 8.x are ever going to get commited now that 8 is well
> on its way to becoming ancient history in developers' minds?

My opinion is that this will have more to do with your approach to pushing the
patches (and your persistence) rather than with anything else.  As long as
stable/8 is still a supported branch or the bugs are reproducible in any of the
supported branches.

Andriy Gapon

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