[PC-BSD Support] Maintenability

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Nov 5 09:19:23 PST 2007


Fernando,

1.5 is planned for March / April of this next year. We try to have a 
major release out about every 6-8 months. In this case, 1.5 should 
include FreeBSD 7, and KDE 4, so we'll be a bit dependent upon their 
release schedule as well.

-- 

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
http://www.pcbsd.com


Fernando Schapachnik wrote:
> Great, thanks for the info! Just one more question: Is 1.5 already 
> scheduled?
> 
> What I'm trying to understand is the lifespan of releases, analyzing a 
> possible large scale desktop deployment.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Fernando.
> 
> En un mensaje anterior, Kris Moore escribió:
>> Fernando,
>>
>> The update from 1.4 -> 1.5 should be fairly painless, it will be done as 
>> either an online update, or by running the install CD and choosing Upgrade.
>>
>> Also, 1.4 should be supported with critical security updates for about 6 
>> months after the 1.5 release, but of course users can update to 1.5 and 
>> follow that branch for updates as well :)
>>
>> Also, I don't think we had it written down on the web somewhere 
>> explaining this policy, I'll see if we can get that put down somewhere 
>> for you.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> -- 
>>
>> Kris Moore
>> PC-BSD Software
>> http://www.pcbsd.com
>>
>>
>> Fernando Schapachnik wrote:
>>> Hi, I'd like to ask a couple of questions regarding maintenability:
>>>
>>> a) Is it expected that there will be a "painless" upgrade path from 
>>> 1.4 to PCBSD 1.5?
>>>
>>> b) When 1.5 comes out, will 1.4 still receive security patches?
>>>
>>> c) Is there a policy somewhere covering these topics?
> 
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