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Date:      Mon, 24 May 1999 22:53:07 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To:        "Mike Smith" <mike@smith.net.au>, "Sergey" <serge69@nym.alias.net>
Cc:        <freebsd-stable@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: [Q] How stable is FreeBSD 3.X ? 
Message-ID:  <000001bea672$dce52580$021d85d1@whenever.youwant.to>
In-Reply-To: <199905250541.WAA00380@dingo.cdrom.com>

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	Have you stopped to consider that users may just want to _use_ FreeBSD
without having to follow the development? Have you considered that bad
releases affect them? This is yet another piece of the 'Open Source' versus
'company supported' puzzle.

	DS

> You write to tell us now that a release that was produced some four
> months ago is (was?) unstable?
>
> Have you noticed that we've done another release since then?
>
> Have you stopped to consider that it isn't even slightly helpful to
> report problems with FreeBSD _after_ a release?  We depend on our users
> to tell us about problems on the -stable branch before it's rolled into
> a release, not afterwards.  If you're not willing to take part in this
> process, your complaints are likely to be ignored at the very least.

> > I've checked this out on good hardware. And now can CLAIM that
> > 3.1-R *really* have kernel problems on FreeBSD's "classic"
> configuration.
> > This bug causes TERRIBLE instability - panic in 24 hours. Even
> Microsoft's
> > OSes gives significantly better results
> >
> >
> >
> > This is mourning day for me - I CAN'T believe in stability of RELEASES
> > any more...
> >
> >
> > With best regards, Sergey.



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