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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:50:04 -0700
From:      Doug Hardie <bc979@lafn.org>
To:        Gerhard Schmidt <estartu@ze.tum.de>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: No Extended Support Version right now?
Message-ID:  <8F86D7B0-6E3A-40EE-A8B3-E5209AB579A5@mail.sermon-archive.info>
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> On 8 August 2018, at 22:30, Gerhard Schmidt <estartu@ze.tum.de> wrote:
>=20
> Hi,
>=20
> is there realy no version of FreeBSD with support longer than 3 Month
> right now.
>=20
> I'm running FreeBSD on quite a lot servers. I don't want to go through
> updating every x Month. So in the past I stick with the Extended =
Support
> Releases. But support for 10.3 ended 2 Month ago. 10.4 support will =
end
> in 3 Month.
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> No Extended Support release for FreeBSD 11 has been announced yet.
> FreeBSD 11.1 support will end in 2 Month.
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> Will 11.2 be an extended support Release or maybe 11.1
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> This i not a good situation to sell FreeBSD as a professional
> alternative to Linux or Windows to my bosses.
>=20

from https://www.freebsd.org/security/security.html#sup

The FreeBSD support model

Effective FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE, the support model has been changed to =
allow more rapid development while also providing timely security =
updates for all supported releases.

Under the new support model, each major version's stable branch is =
explicitly supported for 5 years, while each individual point release is =
only supported for three months after the next point release.

The details and rationale behind this change can be found in the =
official announcement sent in February 2015.






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