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Date:      Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:28:55 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Stable production version.
Message-ID:  <500FE687.8060100@my.gd>
In-Reply-To: <BAY170-W13908CE20F01D143852F2139AC30@phx.gbl>
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While I participate in this philosophy, a very good point was made on
this list that if everyone waits for x.1 , then x.1 will just be riddled
with all the bugs that nobody (or only a select few) found in x.0

That is the point that decided me to get 9-STABLE for 2 of our new
firewall boxes.


On 7/25/12 2:24 PM, Marwan Sultan wrote:
> 
> Well, I also like your philosophy of waiting x.1 !
> its a very good point.
>  
> Maybe 8.3-R would be the best.
>  
> I will wait to hear more comments.
>  
> 
>> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:13:28 -0400
>> From: jerry@seibercom.net
>> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>> Subject: Re: FreeBSD Stable production version.
>>
>> On Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:19:53 +0200
>> Damien Fleuriot articulated:
>>
>>> I'd say it's a matter of personal preference.
>>>
>>> We're mostly running 8.3 in production here.
>>>
>>> I've recently installed 9-STABLE servers to try them out and fill PRs
>>> if I get problems.
>>>
>>> I would encourage you to use 9-STABLE so that you may do the same and
>>> ensure the stability of future releases.
>>
>> I would agree with that philosophy up to a point. It is definitely a
>> matter of personal preference; however, for myself, I NEVER install
>> version X.0 of any software if said software is to be used in a mission
>> critical situation. I always wait until X.1 is released. If possible in
>> your case, would it be feasible to wait until 9.1 is released? You
>> can gather some info on it here:
>> <http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.1R/schedule.html>. As usual, any
>> correlation between the expected release date and the actual date is
>> purely coincidental. Just my 2¢ on the matter.
>>
>> -- 
>> Jerry ♔
>>
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>> Please do not ignore the Reply-To header.
>> __________________________________________________________________
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>> many it's research.
>>
>> Wilson Mizner
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