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Date:      Sat, 16 May 2020 20:45:53 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        "@lbutlr" <kremels@kreme.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: [FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD 12.0 end-of-life
Message-ID:  <20200516204553.a317afe4.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Sat, 16 May 2020 12:07:30 -0600, @lbutlr wrote:
> On 19 Feb 2020, at 01:52, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:
> > To a beginner and uninitiated like me, the way FreeBSD labels
> > "stable", "release", "releng" and "current" is, at the very least,
> > confusing.
> 
> It might be sensible to have a prominent note along the lines
> of “If you are wondering what to run, -RELEASE is the answer.”
> 
> Because, really, anyone who wants stable or current should know
> why they do.

And how.



> I agree the names are not the best. 

That is true; however there are historical reasons for the
names, and their meaning is documented:

In chapter 23 of The FreeBSD Handbook:

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/current-stable.html

And:

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-releng/article.html

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/releng/release-proc.html



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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