Why 7.0 is so late ?

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 10:36:36 PDT 2007

On 10/17/07, Albert Shih <Albert.Shih at obspm.fr> wrote:
> Hi all
> Anyone known why this time the release of 7.0 is so late ? In generaly the
> date on http://www.freebsd.org/releng/index.html is alway very optimist.
> But this time it's almost 5 mounth (annonced june 2007).
> I've see somewhere it's because 7.0 come with gcc 4.2 and many ports don't
> compile. Is this the reason ?

According to http://www.freebsd.org/releases/7.0R/todo.html there is a
very short list of things left to fix. The most important issue is
some sort of TCP problem (TCP timers are listed as requiring more

Unless someone in release engineering answers your question, that's
the best official information I'm aware of.

- Bob

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