Will 5.4 be an "Extended Life" release?

Steve Ames steve at virtual-voodoo.com
Mon Apr 18 09:01:14 PDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brett Glass" <brett at lariat.org>
> At 09:39 AM 4/18/2005, Steve Ames wrote:
> >Nothing stops someone other than the normal RE team from rolling
> >release-esque (like a 4.X snapshot) and requesting that it be made
> >for download on the FreeBSD sites.... or rolling your own release for
> >internal use.
> Perhaps. But then, all of the software that recognizes "official" releases
> and does things like download ports, etc. won't work.

It would recognize it as 4.11. That may be non-optimal I'll grant but it
should work for most purposes.

> >Lastly... 5.3 has been working brilliantly for me on every system I
> >installed it on. 5.4 is looking even better.
> I am finding them both to be slower than 4.x, and am still encountering
> some quirky hangs and some ports that won't build. YMMV, of course.

Always. Best we can do is help out by submitting detailed reports when we
encounter these quirky hangs and ports issues and, when skill allows, submit
patches to fix things.


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