A request for release engineering

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Fri May 11 07:09:14 UTC 2018

On Thu, 10 May 2018 23:45:02 +0530
Manish Jain <jude.obscure at yandex.com> wrote:

> But since installing afresh demands a whole effort, I request that 
> FreeBSD reduce its new releases to one per year, while the support 
> period is increased to 3 years per release.
> Does this sound like a good request to others too ?

	To be completely honest I would prefer that the development and
release engineering teams run at a cadence that suits them (which AFAIK
they do).

	I've never needed to re-install just to move up a major version
bump, I do wipe the packages and re-install them but that's not too
painful. I usually jump versions around the n.1 release upgrading in
reverse order of importance since it's a home setup with no staging
environment to test in.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>

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