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Date:      Sun, 6 Dec 2015 23:23:04 -0553.75
From:      "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: release schedule , nines and tens
Message-ID:  <5665166E.2090108@hiwaay.net>
In-Reply-To: <5664CD2C.2090207@emailrob.com>
References:  <5664CD2C.2090207@emailrob.com>

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On 12/06/15 18:11, spellberg_robert wrote:
> howdy , folks ---
>
> i see that the release schedules for 10.3 and 11.0
>   are available much earlier than usual [ start of beta ] .
> this is nice .
> it permits me [ and others ] to plan_ahead ,
>   to the extent of the published information .
>
> i remembered seeing a notice , a_while back , that
>   the releases would be changed , beginning with the elevens .
> i went back , earlier today , to re_read this notice ,
>   so that i would have its content fresh in my mind ,
>   before i posed the following questions
>   [ see -announce , 2015_feb_03_tue , from mr. seaman ] .
> as i write this , i have it displayed on another screen .
>
> now , i can read_between_the_lines as well as anybody
>   [ the support page , with the releases and their eol_dates ,
>       is very helpful for guessing ;
>       i have that displayed , also , on that other screen
>   ] .
> however , i do not like to make assumptions .
> therefore , given that change is approaching
>   [ and is , now , ten months closer , relative to the notice ] ,
>   i come straight_out and ask :
>
>
>
> a]  does anyone know if decisions have been made regarding :
>
>       0]  is  9.3 to be the last of the nines or
>             is there a plan to release a  9.4 ?
>
>       1]  is 10.3 to be the last of the  tens or
>             is there a plan to release a 10.4 ?
>
> b]  if  so , what are those decisions ?
>
> c]  if not , is there a known or an estimated date for
>       the making of the above_described decisions ?
>
>
>
> fwiw , i like to use the highest minor_number ,
>   because the dot_zero bugs have been found and fixed .
> i got a lot of mileage out of 4.11 and 6.4
>   [ for me , they played like champs ;
>       in fact , the only reason for the retiring of 6.4 was
>       the acquisition of 64_bit hardware
>   ] .
> i never installed a 5 , because of all of the release_controversy .
> a 7.4 was replaced quickly [ acroread would not install ] by 8.4 .
> i am currently running 8.1 , 8.4 , 9.3 and 10.2
>   [ 10.2 was an emergency install that , probably ,
>       will not survive the release of 10.3
>   ] .
> the 8.1 should be replaced [ but , it just keeps working ] .
> the 8.4 is three years newer ; it can wait until the summer .
> i want to settle on the nines and tens
>   while i watch the elevens and the new policy shake_out .
>
> thanks , in advance , for any information .
>
> rob
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$0.02 from the cheap seats: I'd love to see a 9.4, maybe 9.5, w/ docker 
& 64-bit emulation working AOK .... Oc course I might get stuck there 
;-) ....


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	William A. Mahaffey III

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	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.




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