jonathan+freebsd-questions at hst.org.za
Wed Nov 12 02:59:33 PST 2008
I've been biting my tongue about this because I'm not sure that I can offer
any help or useful suggestions, but here goes...
What on earth is going on with release scheduling?
FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE, according to the scheduling page at www.freebsd.org,
should have had a Release Candidate published two months ago, on 13
September. Instead we're still on a Beta - BETA-2, which isn't mentioned in
the original schedule. The todo list which has appeared on the website in
previous releases isn't available this time, so I can't even get a feel for
the likely cause of the holdup.
As I said, I hate to stand on the sidelines and heckle when I'm not doing
anything to contribute to the release, but the timetable has slipped badly
and I don't feel I can find information about the reasons or the revised
timings. What exactly is going on, and is there anything a busy sysadmin,
poor in time, bandwidth and C skills, can do to help with either the release
itself or the apparent scheduling/communication issues?
(I've sent this to -questions rather than -stable because it seems to be an
ongoing problem with the timetabling of releases.)
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