[nycbug-talk] Which B

Tillman Hodgson tillman
Sat Nov 20 09:51:46 EST 2004

On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 01:28:05AM -0500, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Nov 2004, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> >On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> >
> >>Let's not forget about the "forgotten" NetBSD. :)
> >>http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/sparc64/
> >
> >Only 1 cpu support.
> >
> >>Ah, here we go, SMP info:
> >>http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/sparc/faq.html#smp-cpus
> >>You'd have to go to 2.0, but that sounds fun.
> >
> >
> >Is that like "current" in FreeBSD?
> I think it's somewhat similar.  I haven't been keeping track, but I think 
> they have already done a few RC releases...

Yeah, exactly. It would be be like 5.2.1 was /before/ 5.3 was released and
became the new -stable, in FreeBSD terms. IOW, 2.0 is poised to be the
new "stable", but it's in RC status. Unfortunately, it's been in RC
status for a lot longer than expected due to (ISTR) a hardware failure
on a machien critical to the release engineering process.


The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be
able to walk better himself.
    -- Helmut Schoeck, _Envy: A Theory Of Social Behavior_

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