FreeBSD 7.0-BETA2 Available

Stefan Lambrev stefan.lambrev at
Mon Nov 5 01:32:59 PST 2007


Andrei Kolu wrote:
> Sunday 04 November 2007 18:04:55 kirjutas Ladislav Bodnar:
>> On Sunday 04 November 2007, Ken Smith wrote:
>>> The 7.0-BETA2 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD
>>> mirror sites.  If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup use
>>> RELENG_7 as the branch tag.  Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to
>>> perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA2 will be provided
>>> via the freebsd-stable list when available.
>> These release announcements seem to be shorter and shorter with every
>> release. Is there a changelog to see what has changed since BETA1? If so,
>> would you please consider linking to it in future announcements?
> Why hurry with untested releases? I see so many obvious bugs and human errors 
> during release builds. Where is quality assurance or release engineering?
> It smells more like ALPHA development not proper releasing...
It will be better if you summarize all those BUGs that you see.
Human errors can always happen. I guess BETA2 comes so short only 
because there was few major problems
with BETA1, and BETA1.5 changed version to BETA1 after update, which was 
little weird, hence the need to bump version.
So for me BETA2 is actually the real BETA1 :)
I'm not part of re@ but this seems reasonable explanation.

Also have in mind that this is voluntary project, and I think that the 
resources that it have are well used. Don't you think so?
BTW snapshots are done every month, so it's just time for the next 
snapshot, that is called BETA2 ...

Instead of moaning we better start testing and report problems (and 
whoever can send fixes) :)
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Best Wishes,
Stefan Lambrev
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