Viability of 5.X line for production use
fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com
Tue Jan 6 08:59:19 PST 2004
How long can you wait for the 5.x stable release?
The 5.x stable release is scheduled for May or June 2004.
Then 1 or 2 months burn in by public users to verify it is really
stable and you are pushing September.
4.9 is production now and has passed the public burn in period with
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Kris
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 11:18 AM
To: John Fox
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Viability of 5.X line for production use
On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 09:43:26AM -0800, John Fox wrote:
> We're planning some new mail servers, and until now I've been
> that they would run under FreeBSD 4.X. But it occurred to me this
> morning that the 4.X line is going to go away relatively soon, and
> perhaps I'd be better off going with 5.X for these new boxen, as
> would probably simplify the upgrade (keeping up with releases and
> fixes) process.
> So I'm wondering -- do the experts here judge 5.X as ready for use
> in a production environment, or would that be asking for trouble?
Wait for 5.2-R to come out, then wait a month or more for any
undetected serious bugs to get fixed in the release branch. Then
it on one machine and see how it fares.
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