FreeBSD 6.1 Released
davidn at datalinktech.com.au
Fri May 12 06:03:09 UTC 2006
J. T. farmer wrote:
> Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> Jonathan Noack wrote:
>>> The *entire* errata page was from 6.0; it was a mistake. This wasn't
>>> some "put on the rose-colored classes and gloss over major issues"
>>> thing. It was a long release cycle and something was forgotten. C'est
>>> la vie. It's always a good idea to check the most up-to-date
>>> version of
>>> the errata page on the web anyway, so it's *not* too late to update
>> How convenient. These problems needed to be addressed in the release
>> notes, not some on line version.
> You've just entered into my "do not read" bucket. If you can't see
> that errors occur, then I pity _anyone_ who codes for you... Or
> perhaps you never make a mistake. That must be it.
While I tend to agree with regards to poor attitude (see similar threads
in almost any open source forum on the topic of "demanding" anything
from a volunteer project), Mike is obviously quite passionate about and
has the interests of FreeBSD at heart, and for that I cannot blame him
at all. He seems to have a disagreement with handling of the release
process, which is the same recurring issue every time there is a release
and probably the #1 cause of burnout with the Release Engineer of the day.
Historically, you can see that the current process works though, even if
it may not produce the 100% perfect -RELEASE it at least guards against
more serious problems that have happened in the past that were
introduced by last minute and untested changes.
PS: cc -hackers removed
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