Will there be a 6.0 Stable ?

Devon H. O'Dell dodell at sitetronics.com
Mon Sep 20 06:49:31 PDT 2004

Geoff Speicher wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 04:26:48PM -0700, Joseph Davida wrote:
>>I am currently running 5.2.1-Release,
>>and wanted to move to 6.0 STABLE, but
>>looks like it is not available yet.
>>Will there be a 6.0 STABLE before 2005?
> Umm, are you sure you don't want 5-STABLE, which just materialized
> within the last month or so?


> Geoff

Better yet, are you sure you understand the ``STABLE'' moniker? I find 
that most people who are asking this are unfamiliar with what the 
``STABLE'' branch is -- a live development branch where code is merged 
to stablize once it has proven its ``test of time'' from CURRENT. It's 
not necessarily the most stable code, security wise. You should track 
-RELEASE plus security patches for a ``stable'' system in that sense.

http://www.freebsd.org/handbook/current-stable.html for a more detailed 


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