Upcoming Releases Schedule...

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Mon Sep 22 19:54:50 UTC 2008

On Sep 21, 2008, at 1:57 AM, Robert Watson wrote:
> This is precisely what we already do -- we guarantee we will support  
> the last release on a branch for 24 months after the release.  The  
> point of concern being discussed is that we can't tell you for sure  
> which minor release will be the last release at the time that  
> release goes out the door, because the extent to which we keep  
> releasing on old branches depends in large part on how the new  
> branch looks.

I think you are using "last release" in a different way.  "the last  
release" is always the most release release.  Right now 6.3 will have  
support for longer than 6.4 will, which is the nature of the problem I  
raised.  If you always supported the most recent release for 24 months  
then we wouldn't have any problem.

I mean seriously, if you were to say "We will support 6.4 for 24  
months *unless* we find it necessary to release 6.5 then I'd be  
totally happy.  But that's not what is being said.

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

More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list