[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 12.0 end-of-life

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sat May 16 18:46:04 UTC 2020

On Sat, 16 May 2020 12:07:30 -0600, @lbutlr wrote:
> On 19 Feb 2020, at 01:52, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > To a beginner and uninitiated like me, the way FreeBSD labels
> > "stable", "release", "releng" and "current" is, at the very least,
> > confusing.
> It might be sensible to have a prominent note along the lines
> of “If you are wondering what to run, -RELEASE is the answer.”
> Because, really, anyone who wants stable or current should know
> why they do.

And how.

> I agree the names are not the best. 

That is true; however there are historical reasons for the
names, and their meaning is documented:

In chapter 23 of The FreeBSD Handbook:





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