No Extended Support Version right now?

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Thu Aug 9 06:50:13 UTC 2018

> On 8 August 2018, at 22:30, Gerhard Schmidt <estartu at> wrote:
> Hi,
> is there realy no version of FreeBSD with support longer than 3 Month
> right now.
> I'm running FreeBSD on quite a lot servers. I don't want to go through
> updating every x Month. So in the past I stick with the Extended Support
> Releases. But support for 10.3 ended 2 Month ago. 10.4 support will end
> in 3 Month.
> No Extended Support release for FreeBSD 11 has been announced yet.
> FreeBSD 11.1 support will end in 2 Month.
> Will 11.2 be an extended support Release or maybe 11.1
> This i not a good situation to sell FreeBSD as a professional
> alternative to Linux or Windows to my bosses.


The FreeBSD support model

Effective FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE, the support model has been changed to allow more rapid development while also providing timely security updates for all supported releases.

Under the new support model, each major version's stable branch is explicitly supported for 5 years, while each individual point release is only supported for three months after the next point release.

The details and rationale behind this change can be found in the official announcement sent in February 2015.

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