Lifetime of FreeBSD branches
scottl at samsco.org
Fri May 27 07:41:34 PDT 2005
Francisco Reyes wrote:
> On Thu, 26 May 2005, Scott Long wrote:
>>> Is the goal to have a new major branch every 2 years?
>> Yes. This will allow us to pace our major development projects much
>> better than we have in the past.
> Someone mentioned 5.X will be supported till 2007 (or at least that's
> the plan). So will, in average, branches be supported 2 years after a
> new one takes over?
Yes, that is the usual policy of the security team. There will likely
be other developers that push changes into the 5.x stream for some time
> Sounds like a good strategy for most shops. I can imagine that for a big
> shop with lots of machines it may be a bit agressive, but I am not one
> of them. :-).. besides big shops likely have developed entire systems
> around how to deploy the OS to many machines.
Yeah, and what I'm trying to do is smooth the bumps for the long term.
The 4.x->5.x transition was simply a gigantic mess for users, and it was
largely a function of it being 4+ years in the making.
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