HEADS UP: Release schedule for 2006
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 16 01:17:14 PST 2005
Gary Kline wrote:
> Sounds like an ambitious schedule... All my FBSD servers
> are at least up to 5.3; my laptop is happy at 5.4. I have
> what I believe to be a rationalquestion. Why should I go
> beyond v5.5?
There is one school of thought that says you shouldn't. If it works for you,
there is no real need to upgrade.
> More to the point, why can't minor security
> tweaks be maintained indefinitely for 5.5?
We don't support any branch of FreeBSD indefinitely.
> What will
> releases -6 and -7 offer that can;t reasonably be dropped
> into -5?
New features that require protocol/ABI changes, etc. for one. For example,
I'm working on adding ports/local rc.d scripts to the overall rcorder, and
that change won't go back into RELENG_5 because it constitutes a major
paradigm shift, and we don't mess with -stable branches in that way.
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