[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity, and lifecycle

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Thu Jan 19 16:35:33 EST 2012

On 01/19/12 16:28, Mark Saad wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM, Jason Dixon<jason at dixongroup.net>  wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 03:40:51PM -0500, George Rosamond wrote:
>>> The OpenBSD release approach makes the most sense to me.  You can
>>> plan your holidays around it.  Don't go on vacation early May or
>>> November. You are in rhythm with many thousands of other users.
>>> Problems and questions happen concurrently.  Everyone is speaking
>>> the same language and experiencing the same upgrades.
>> THIS. I was lol'g when I read this, but seriously. That's real clarity
>> there. :)
> My issue is that I feel left in the dust . The prospect of a
> 7.5-RELEASE and beyond is dwindling and I would prefer not to be stuck
> in a abandoned release, again.

Yes, and that's what was nice about 4.x

Releases have to be EOL'd at *some* point.  But there are/will be some 
enormous steps, not that I understand what distinguishes release 
branches.  Is it the qualitative changes?

Aren't places like Verio still running 4.x?


PS Hire more BSD devs there Mark :)

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