a simple question about snapshot, thanks for reply

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Jul 29 09:47:44 UTC 2007

PowerMan wrote:
> Dear sir,
>      My first English is not English, please forgive me if I made some bad
> words
> or expression.
>       I have learned from your web site http://www.freebsd.org,
> that version 6.2 is released in 15 Jan, 2007.
>       Is that a stable release?
>        If it is, why there is 6.2-stable snapshots released in May and June
> 2007?
> Should all snapshots be released before a final stable release ?
> should no snapshots be released after a final stable release?
> I may not express myself very well, I wish you can understand me.
> thanks.

    That's an official release. A few patched stable releases have been 
done since then to fix security issues, as well as MFC (merged from 
current) modifications (new drivers added, etc).

    Also, snapshots of the managed CVS branches are done periodically 
(legacy, stable, current), which you may or may not have seen.

    Patches are made to all supported releases, until their respective 
EoL (end of life) dates, so that's why there are periodic releases.


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