Upcoming Releases Schedule...

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Thu Sep 4 18:40:47 UTC 2008

>>> Where can one find the expected EoL for these releases?

> On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 09:24:04PM -0700, Nathan Way wrote:
>> http://www.freebsd.org/security/security.html#supported-branches
>> To quote from the above web site: (snip)

On Sep 4, 2008, at 6:36 AM, Wesley Shields wrote:
> These are the existing releases.  I believe Jo was looking for EoL for
> 7.1 and 6.4 once they are released.

Yes, thank you.

> The answer to that is not clear -
> nor do I know if it should be clear yet.  I don't know when the type  
> of
> support decision is made, but I suspect it's not this early in the
> process.

The release date for 6.4 is ~30 days away, isn't it?

Also given that we've previously seen overlaps such that a newer  
version is only supported to the same EoL as the older version, that  
would pretty much dictate that spending resources on testing 6.4-REL  
and/or upgrading would be futile.

To go back to the original statements made at the time: "you should  
consider the lifetime of the release before you invest resources in  
it".   That means we need to know the lifetime to determine how much  
resources to apply to testing it, yes?

Jo Rhett
Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source  
and other randomness

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list