Suggestion for release names?

@lbutlr kremels at
Wed Feb 3 20:34:33 UTC 2021

I know the subject of user confusion on STABLE and RELEASE has come up in the past, but I found out that releng is also confusing as I was recently talking to someone who only ran releng versions of freebsd because he thought that was an English only version of Release.

I know this is probably futile and there's little reason to change, but I think all three animus could be better.

STABLE -> "PreRelease" or "Candidate" (although RC is already used, so many not that)
RELEASE -> "" or "Production" or 
Releng  -> Development

I'm not proposing the these are the names that should be picked, but I think names could be picked that make it clearer that RELEASE is the 'real' version for most everyone and not stable and spells out more clearly what releng is.

Hello Diane, I'm Bucky Goldstein

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