FreeBSD Release Date Challenge, plus other stuff the project needs

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at
Tue Dec 11 07:25:12 UTC 2012

On 12/11/2012 08:17 AM, Stephen Cook wrote:
> On 12/11/2012 1:52 AM, Anonymous wrote:
>> We, the users of FreeBSD, *do hereby challenge* the FreeBSD project
>> to meet its future release dates.
> Similarly, I'm a bit concerned that 9.0 loses support at the end of 
> January, but there is no release date for 9.1 (at 
>, the last actual 
> date shown is November 3, 2012, for RC3). I'm confused as to the best 
> course of action: continue to use an unsupported version and hope the new 
> one comes out sooner than later, or downgrade to a supported version (8.3).
> I know FreeBSD is free and community-supported, but this still seems a 
> bit... improper? Right now I'm only dealing with personal machines (and 
> nothing truly vital at that), but I am formulating plans to use FreeBSD 
> commercially and this makes me uneasy.

Well for production servers I have the habit of staying on 8.3-RELEASE, in 
this case, which is supported until April 30 2014 and then move them to 
I have been doing so for previous releases also, no need to get worried.

For personal and testing systems, like being not for clients production 
systems, I use whatever is desired, RELEASE, BETA, or RC (freebsd-update) 
and STABLE, or CURRENT (source svn)

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