experimental? (was: [FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 5.1 Released

Nicole nicole at unixgirl.com
Tue Jun 10 14:35:17 PDT 2003

 Using any word that implies less than "committed" or stable will very very
likely mean that companies who produce drivers or code for their products that
run on FreeBSD will not even start thinking about porting them yet.
 I just ran into this with adaptec. Yea I have the drivers but I am not allowed
to migrate even for testing until the monitoring code (for raid arrays) has
been ported by adaptec. Their stance is "you have 4.x, we are not going to waste
time on a low profile moving target"

 So..  remember dumb managers are listening. Think "Evil Doers" level.
 Something that says it without really saying it.

 Latest release - All New release - Working Towards Perfection..Release 5.1
 perhaps - Working Release 5.1?




On 10-Jun-03 My Homeland Security Spies reported that Gary W. Swearingen said:
> "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed at reedmedia.net> writes:
>> It seems wrong to use the term "experimental" for a -RELEASE.
> Yet huge numbers of people trust their lives to airplanes labeled
> "experimental", even forming the Experimental Aircraft Association.  But
> I suppose they're so happy to have not been shut down by the Feds that
> they'd be willing to go along with a Federal "flying coffin" label.
>> Maybe some other terminology could be used -- any ideas?
> "Non-mature"?
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