Possibility for FreeBSD 4.11 Extended Support

Colin Percival cperciva at freebsd.org
Thu Dec 21 03:34:52 PST 2006

John Smith wrote:
> Support for FreeBSD 4.11 is going to end sometime in late January.
> Originally, FreeBSD 6.2 was supposed to be released back in October.  This
> would have given everyone about 3 months to stress test everything and
> migrate all their boxes from 4.11 direct to 6.2.

You've had three months to stress test 6.2-BETA1, 6.2-BETA2, 6.2-BETA3, and
6.2-RC1.  We release these for a reason, you know.

> Now it is near the end of
> December, and FreeBSD 6.2 RC2 has yet to be seen anywhere.  Chances are that
> FreeBSD 6.2 Release will come out earliest mid-January.  This does not give
> much time for people to migrate to the newest FreeBSD release.  I think it
> would be fair if support is extended for a few more months especially since
> 6.2 is so late in coming.

Your opinion has been noted.

Colin Percival

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