Lifetime of FreeBSD branches

Scott Long scottl at
Fri May 27 15:11:46 PDT 2005

Matthias Buelow wrote:

> Scott Long wrote:
>> 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.
> <rant>It still _is_ a gigantic mess.  My hosted 5.3-stable server just 
> crapped itself for the second time this year, for no apparent reason.  I 
> suggest  reestablishing 4.x as the "production" tree and continuing to 
> maintain it for a while, including making releases, and regressing 5.x 
> to what it is and probably will be for quite a while: 
> "experimental".</rant>
> mkb.

No, 4.x is stale enough.  If you need help debugging your computer,
please let me know and I will personally fix it for you.


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