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 -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message