Fast releases demand binary updates.. (Was: Release schedule for 2006)

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat Dec 17 15:46:48 PST 2005


On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 02:00:21PM -0800, Joe Rhett wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 12:04:05AM -0700, Scott Long wrote:
> > There will be three FreeBSD 6 releases in 2006.
> 
> While this is nice, may I suggest that it is time to put aside/delay one
> release cycle and come up with a binary update mechanism supported well by
> the OS?  Increasing the speed of releases is good.  Increasing the number
> of deployed systems out of date because there are no easy binary upgrade
> mechanisms is bad.
> 
> It has been bad, it's getting worse.

Suggestions are nice, but who do you think will work on solving this?

Kris
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