HEADS UP: FreeBSD 6.3 EoL coming soon

Brett Glass brett at lariat.net
Thu Jan 7 00:17:29 UTC 2010

Interestingly, if one looks at the chart in the above referenced 
message, one can see that at this time there is NO release of 
FreeBSD which will be supported with security patches, etc. for 
more than 13 months.

As both an administrator and a system builder who cannot afford the 
labor and downtime inherent in frequent operating system upgrades, 
it is important to me to be able to build systems whose operating 
system version will be supported for at least 18 months (and, 
preferably, two years). Would it be possible to extend support for 
FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE until mid-2011 or 2012 -- or, if this is not 
practical, quickly release a FreeBSD 8.1 which will be supported 
for at least that long?

--Brett Glass

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