"Kevin Kinsey" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> Zachary Kline wrote:
>> I'm currently using FreeBSD 6.2 release with security patches from
>> Releng6-2. This is in a Qemu virtual machine, if only because I don't
>> know of any other system which will let me redirect the serial port over
>> a Telnet session.
>> All that being said, I am slightly confused by the stuff I've read on
>> the FreeBSD release process. I know that 7.0 is due to come out soon, if
>> it isn't out already. Am I correct in taking from what I've read that
>> 6.2 will continue to be supported for a while yet?
> 7.0 is at BETA3 right now, and 7.0-RELEASE is expected to be an
> early Christmas present.
> 6.2 support is slated to end in late spring, IIRC, but since there will
> be at least one more 6.X release, you should be able to run a 6.X variety
> and expected to be supported through most of next year (see the Release
> Engineering team's page and the Security Team's page for more details;
> SecTeam should have a general EOL policy statement for number of months
> after a RELEASE, etc.)
>> Also, about installing X. I've had an interest in trying to see how
>> well Gnome and Orca perform in FreeBSD. Is there a cannonical way to
>> install X and Gnome? I've heard from monitoring this mailing list that
>> the x11/xorg metaport isn't particularly favored. Would I need a
>> complete X installation for Ghome anyway?
>> Thanks in advance for any advice.
>> All the best,
> The Right Way (tm):
> 1. Update your ports tree.
> 2. As root, do this:
> # cd /usr/ports/x11/gnome2
> # make install clean
This will fetch in the Xorg dependencies as well, I presume?
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