FreeBSD 6.1 Released
scottl at samsco.org
Fri May 12 14:07:00 UTC 2006
> On 12/05/06, Matthias Andree <matthias.andree at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Mike Jakubik <mikej at rogers.com> writes:
>> > Jonathan Noack wrote:
>> >> The *entire* errata page was from 6.0; it was a mistake. This wasn't
>> >> some "put on the rose-colored classes and gloss over major issues"
>> >> thing. It was a long release cycle and something was forgotten.
>> >> la vie. It's always a good idea to check the most up-to-date
>> version of
>> >> the errata page on the web anyway, so it's *not* too late to update
>> > How convenient. These problems needed to be addressed in the release
>> > notes, not some on line version.
>> You lost connection to the ground, Mike. Come back please :-)
>> People make mistakes, and that applies to both the code as to the
>> documentation, and users will know that sometimes problems will be found
>> only after the release so they'll check online later when running into a
>> problem. The 6.1 release announcement already mentioned the errata
>> lapsus BTW and asked people to check on-line, so it appears someone's
>> asking for perfection -- but it was decided months ago to stick to a
>> schedule rather than making perfect releases.
>> Having said that, 6.1 is a real and visible improvement over 6.0 for me.
>> 6.1 is usable, where 6.0 toppled over every few minutes (I'm talking
>> about ral(4) and other nasty stuff such as tmpfs/mdmfs panics in 6.0 -
>> ral(4) is what prompted me to do the 5.4->6.0 upgrade).
>> Matthias Andree
> agreed whilst 6.1 isnt bug free lets not forget its a massive
> improvement over 6.0 in terms of stability, I still havent seen a
> lockup/crash on any of my 6.1 servers and they are all prerelease.
> It did shock me tho they didnt simply repackage the 6.1 release with
> updated errata notes it will look amatuerish to have outdated notes in
> the package.
We didn't discover it until the last minute, and repackaging takes 3
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