Chapter 18. The Cutting Edge

Table of Contents
18.1. Synopsis
18.2. -CURRENT v.s.. -STABLE
18.3. Synchronizing Your Source
18.4. Using make world

Restructured, reorganized, and parts updated by Jim Mock March 2000. Original work by Jordan K. Hubbard , Poul-Henning Kamp , John Polstra , and Nik Clayton with feedback from various others.

18.1. Synopsis

FreeBSD is under constant development between releases. For people who want to be on the cutting edge, there are several easy mechanisms for keeping your system in sync with the latest developments. Be warned--the cutting edge is not for everyone! This chapter will help you decide if you want to track the development system, or stick with one of the released versions.

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