releases, branches,..

Svein Skogen (Listmail account) svein-listmail at
Thu Aug 12 20:52:24 UTC 2010

On 12.08.2010 22:46, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
>  My years of OpenSolaris made me forget the use of releases and branches.
> I'm not into too much compiling anymore. I want a stable, but also safe
> server.
> I'm running 8.1-RELEASE now, but what about security issues found?
> What do I need to run if I want the lates and needed security patches?
> I do not want to update my system (at least as few times as possible)
> Which brach do I follow? I have the feeling that STABLE is too
> innovative(?)

-RELEASE but keep an eye on the advisories.

This comes from someone who's been running RELENG_x for prod setups for
more than a decade.


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