FreeBSD 6.3 or FreeBSD 7.0

Billy Newsom billy at
Wed Nov 14 10:29:33 PST 2007

Dylan Smith wrote:
 > Marko Lerota wrote:
 >> I see that 6.3 and 7.0 is comming. Now I'm using 6.2-RELEASE for my
 >> servers. To what should I upgrade? Which of them will be stable or
 >> production release?
 > Both of them will be production stable at release, i'd say that unless
 > you have reason, such as non-supported hardware in 7, to stay with the
 > 6-branch upgrade to 7-RELEASE. 6.3 will afaik be the last revision to
 > the 6 branch aside from bug/security fixes.
If the security webpage at FreeBSD is any indication, then if (for example) 7.0 is 
released before 6.3, then 6.3 will be supported that much longer than 7.0. And so 
although the branch may be getting cut off, in the overall big picture, 6.3 may be 
fine. For example, around the time 6.3 (or 6-stable) stops being supported, 7.0 may 
be long deprecated in favor of perhaps 7.4 or 7-stable or 8.1 or whatever.

The 4.x branch was ultra supported beyond its time, IIRC.


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