Your 3rd and last chance to help me with vmware

Joshua Tinnin krinklyfig at
Wed Jul 21 12:01:48 PDT 2004

On Wednesday 21 July 2004 10:20 am, Drew Tomlinson <drew at> 
> On 7/20/2004 3:45 PM Thompson, Jimi wrote:
> >FreeBSD has 3 types of distros - "CURRENT", "STABLE", and
> >"RELEASE". In order of increasing stability, they are:
> >
> >"CURRENT" = currently in development (Alpha) and by far the least stable
> >of the 3
> >
> >"RELEASE" = released to the populous at large (Beta) and fairly stable
> >but may have some issues
> >
> >"STABLE" = well, just that, stable and the production release of the OS
> You've got STABLE and RELEASE mixed-up.  STABLE is the beta and RELEASE
> is production.  A RELEASE is a snapshot in the STABLE branch that has
> been tested and deemed ready for production.  STABLE is usually "stable"
> but is still a development branch and thus, beta.

Then why do I hear that 5.2.1-RELEASE is not ready to be called STABLE? Why 
would it be downgraded? Why have there been no STABLE 5.x branches? Or am I 
just confused?

- jt

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