best FBSD version for commercial use.

krad kraduk at
Fri Oct 9 23:04:16 UTC 2009

2009/10/9 Mikel King <mikel.king at>

> On Oct 9, 2009, at 3:40 PM, Polytropon wrote:
>  On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 15:04:42 -0400, Mikel King <mikel.king at>
>> wrote:
>>> Recommend sticking with 7.x branch until 8.0 has been through one or
>>> two solid releases. Then  you should be able to perform a csup and
>>> rebuild the world to the current version of 8.x at the time.
>> So you would not recommend 8 (as RC1 at the state of the moment)
>> for commercial use. Regarding your explaination, I do understand
>> this. It's often mentioned that x.0 releases aren't "that good".
>> But allow me a follow-up question: Is 8.0-RC1 already recommendable
>> for a home desktop, or would 7.2 be the version of choice? I'm
>> asking this because of the many improvements especially the USB
>> subsystem has gotten in 8 which would be important for the "plug
>> and play experience" for USB devices...
> Well the general rule of thumb has always been that unless you NEED a
> feature of the newest version it is best to continue running the existing
> stable release on your mission critical production boxes. Once the current
> release is passed the initial .0 stage most feel it is safe to adopt it in a
> production environment. Sometimes this may take a little longer than
> expected, but I would wait until 8.1 before I put it on my mission critical
> production boxes.
> Cheers,
> Mikel
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definitely stay away from the 6.x branch now that 7.x is very stable. Apart
from it been out of date I found 6 had quite a few serious performance
issues on SMP systems for quite a few applications. 7 generally rocks, and 8
looks even better, however isn't quite there yet. I have seen a few issues
on the usb stack. I'm sure these will get fixed shorty however I wouldnt
want to use it in production quite yet

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