proposed change to support policy for FreeBSD Releases
000.fbsd at quip.cz
Thu Sep 25 14:22:50 UTC 2008
Jo Rhett wrote:
> Some quite lively offline discussion has come to conclusion with the
> following suggestions to change the support policy. Obviously, this is
> what we feel would be a good idea, but it's obviously open to
> discussion and there's nobody demanding anything here. It just seems
> Note2: This new policy would not change the support period for 6.4 if
> it is the final release, but it does completely resolve the need to
> "guess" whether or not it will be the final release.
> The notable change that I believe will encourage business participation
> in the testing/evaluation process is that 6.4 is guaranteed to be
> supported either 24 months, or at least 6 months past the release date
> of 6.5. (recent history suggests this would be 15-19 months). This
> encourages businesses to test and evaluate 6.4 NOW, rather than waiting
> until a decision about the support policy is made.
> Repeat from the top: nobody is demanding anything. I think this policy
> would make a lot more sense, and would promote forward movement. Feel
> free to correct me if we overlooked anything. Thanks.
I read the whole thread about releases schedule and I second your
proposed changes. It makes things clear to me and I'll be happy if this
concept will be accepted by FreeBSD team.
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