[RFC] Why FreeBSD ports should have branches by OS version
baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Thu Jun 22 15:57:28 UTC 2017
On 6/22/2017 11:30 AM, Torsten Zuehlsdorff wrote:
> On 22.06.2017 21:26, Baho Utot wrote:
>> On 6/22/2017 10:03 AM, scratch65535 at att.net wrote:
>>> [Default] On Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:18:56 +0200, Baptiste Daroussin
>>> <bapt at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>>>> As usual with such proposal, where do you find the manpower to
>>>> handle the number
>>>> of branches required (the quarterly branches are already hard to
>>>> maintain, it is
>>>> only one branch).
>>> Please help me out here, Baptiste, because I'm apparently missing
>>> Out in industry, if you haven't enough people to do a new
>>> high-quality release every N months, and you can't get a
>>> headcount increase, then you cut the release schedule. Can't do
>>> 4 releases a year? Cut back to 2. Still too many? Cut back to
>>> The alternatives to cutting the schedule are that (a) people
>>> begin burning out and quitting, (b) quality drops and your
>>> customer base begins abandoning you, or (c) both of the above.
>>> Why don't the same choices apply here? What am I missing?
>> I am looking at OpenBSD to replace FreeBSD. They have a more relaxed
>> update schedule and that fits with what I need.
> Go ahead with whatever fits your needs.
> But since the ports-tree is a subversion repository it is really easy
> to maintain the status you want. I do this for various customer and my
> various server.
>> I am looking for a system that is very stable and doesn't do the
>> upgrade path for the sake of it being newer.
> Which has various downsides. I remember for example various linux LTS
> distros, which only apply security fixes. I discovered various bugs
> which stay there for years, because they are not security issues -
> they just hurt you daily. :D
No not really I ran LFS servers and desktops for 10 years
>> Having a "releng ports" version that goes with a releng version of
>> the OS would be great by me. Linux from scratch does this and it
>> works very well.
> It really does not work well. In everyday situation this results in
> "heck we need a new server to get a new version of a needed software,
> because we need a new linux version".
> I regularly seeing admins setting up different Ubuntu versions,
> because at one you have PHP 7 and on the other MySQL 5.7, but not both
> at the same Ubuntu version.
BSD != Linux so your comparison is invalid.
One could still use releng 11.0 ports with 10.3 OS could they not
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