FreeBSD9 and the sheer number of problem reports
erichfreebsdlist at ovitrap.com
Sun Feb 26 13:08:25 UTC 2012
On Sunday 26 February 2012 19:42:55 jb wrote:
> H <hm <at> hm.net.br> writes:
> > ...
> > it is about FreeBSD and the meaning, importance and reliability of
> > -RELEASE for all people
> > ...
> > > Still, FreeBSD has always at least one more release out there which
> > > was hardened in real life.
> > > ...
> I think you have a point.
> There was a very interesting discussion on "FreeBSD and release engineering".
I will read soon.
> There were some proposals made, but in my view this is the most important one.
> There are too many "production releases" - at present including versions
> 7.4, 8.2, and 9.0 .
7.4 will be gone soon. Normally when 8.3 goes out, 7.4 will go.
> Cutting one would refocus devs and users on the remainig two, with obvious
> benefits to FreeBSD product.
Three is not normal. Shouldn't it have disappeared with 9.0? Two is normal. 7.4 will be maintained until February next year or so anyway. So, nothing was wasted here.
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