FreeBSD9 and the sheer number of problem reports

Chris Rees crees at
Sun Feb 26 11:48:59 UTC 2012

On 24 February 2012 01:35, Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Friday 24 February 2012 01:25:01 Damien Fleuriot wrote:
>> This is NOT a troll.
>> This is NOT a flame.
>> Do NOT hijack this thread to troll/flame.
> allow them some fun too.
>> Now, I find the number of problem reports regarding 9.0-RELEASE alarming
>> and I'm growing more and more fearful towards it.
>> In the current state of things, I have *absolutely* no wish to run it in
>> production :(
> Did you read deeply into the strategy behind the releases? If I remember right, the odd numbers are a little bit more experimental compared to the even numbers. For myself, I try to stick with even numbers whenever possible. If I install FreeBSD on a serious machine, I never use x.0. It must be at least x.1.

There's no such odd/even number policy with FreeBSD-- I think you're
thinking of another OS ;)

You're right that x.0 is slightly more experimental in general though
(by its nature, it must be).


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