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

Jo Rhett jrhett at
Thu Dec 22 12:59:53 PST 2005

> > On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 12:04:05AM -0700, Scott Long wrote:
> > > There will be three FreeBSD 6 releases in 2006.

> On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 02:00:21PM -0800, Joe Rhett wrote:
> > 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 of deployed systems out of date because there are no easy binary upgrade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.
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 06:46:27PM -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Suggestions are nice, but who do you think will work on solving this?
I and many others have proposed binary update mechanisms, and are all
willing to work on them.  The core freebsd team has not shown willingness
to work with such an effort.  Without that, we'd be patching the update
mechanism with every new release, which kind of defeats the point.

Jo Rhett
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