Schedule for releases

Oliver Fromme olli at
Wed Dec 22 08:52:21 UTC 2010

Erik Cederstrand <erik at> wrote:
 > Den 21/12/2010 kl. 23.28 skrev Robert Watson:
 > > Looking at 7.x, I'm struck by how much it has slowed down.
 > > There's a significant user community, but not a significant
 > > developer community. 
 > Which pretty much sums up a dilemma in the development of
 > FreeBSD, I think. Developers want users to try out their new
 > shiny stuff, but users don't want to spend time upgrading.

For me, personally, one significant problem is that I don't
have the resources to easily run several versions of FreeBSD
at home.

I have a stable/8 installation, but I can't easily install
another one (i.e. stable/7) at the same time, which would
be required for testing and support.  Well, I could set up
a dual-boot environment somehow with a second disk, but
that's time-consuming and annoying.

I also have to confess that my motivation to spend time
supporting an "old" branch is somewhat low because I don't
use that branch myself anymore for some time already.
Probably quite a few developers are in a similar situation,
I guess.

Best regards

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