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Date:      Sun, 29 Dec 2002 12:52:31 +0000
From:      Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 5.0 - 4.8 question
Message-ID:  <20021229125231.GA53286@happy-idiot-talk.infracaninophi>
In-Reply-To: <20021229120407.GA10432@nagual.st>
References:  <20021229120407.GA10432@nagual.st>

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On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 01:04:07PM +0100, dick hoogendijk wrote:
> What will be the next step for me? I'm a bit confused, because I read
> something about the new coming FreeBSD-5.0-RELEASE, but later on in 2003
> a new version 4.8 will come out.
> 
> What's the difference between those two versions? Is 4.8 kind of an
> update for 4.7 and version 5.0 a completely new 'fancy' OS?

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.0R/DP2/early-adopter.html
http://www.freebsd.org/releng/index.html

In summary, 5.0-RELEASE is going to contain some substantial new work
on core parts of the Kernel (See, for instance:
http://www.freebsd.org/smp/index.html).  It's going to need some time
for the new code to become sufficiently bedded down that it's suitable
for use on production servers.  Thus there will be one or more
releases in the 5.x-RELEASE series before 5-STABLE is branched.  In
the mean time, development will continue on the 4-STABLE branch, with
4.8-RELEASE due in March 2003.

	Cheers,

	Matthew

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