FreeBSD9 and the sheer number of problem reports

Tom Evans at
Fri Feb 24 10:33:00 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:21 PM, Peter Maloney
<peter.maloney at> wrote:
> I suggest these concepts should be tested:
> Perhaps the testers tested beta1 and beta2, but there were so many
> changes after beta2, that bugs appeared in release that did not exist in
> beta2. Test this by reproducing things reported in release also in beta1
> or 2.
> Perhaps the people who know the rule about running .0 releases (such as
> myself) never bothered to test beta1, beta2, or even release .0 (true in
> my case). If so, then this rule is a very bad one. Test this with a poll.

At $JOB, we never install a N.0 release either, but only because the
.0 release has such a brief life. The N.1 and N.3 releases have
extended lifetimes, and so we tend to only use those versions.



More information about the freebsd-stable mailing list