challenge: end of life for 6.2 is premature with buggy 6.3
kris at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jun 4 18:39:10 UTC 2008
Doug Barton wrote:
> Jo Rhett wrote:
>> Okay, I totally understand that FreeBSD wants people to upgrade from
>> 6.2 to 6.3.
> It isn't that we want people to upgrade, it's that we are trying to be
> realistic regarding what we have the resources to support.
>> But given that 6.3 is still experiencing bugs with things that are
>> working fine and stable in 6.2, this is a pretty hard case to make.
> I admit to not having been following 6.x too closely, but are these
> things that have been reported, or problems you're having personally?
>> This is also a fairly significant investment in terms of time and
>> money for any business to handle this ugprade.
> Having an upgrade path is something every operation needs. "Set it and
> forget it" isn't a viable strategy in the current culture where 0-day
> vulnerabilities are becoming increasingly common.
Also, it's not like anyone should have been caught by surprise by the
6.2 EoL; the expiry date has been advertised since the 6.2 release itself.
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