On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 11:06:20AM -0500, Ron Sweeney wrote: > > > Can somebody please give me a brief overview of the roadmap between > releases and stable and how to determine which release is truly STABLE for > a production environment? > > I have struggled making any sense with the number of releases and > documentation. >
To make a long story short, a RELEASE is a snapshot of STABLE from a particular moment in time. The development of STABLE is frozen for a couple weeks prior to a RELEASE to make sure that a RELEASE is as stable and bug-free as possible. This is true of the 4.x line of development. For 5.x a RELEASE is a snapshot of CURRENT. The official party line is that 4.x is for production servers, while 5.x is for early adopters, although a fair number of people are using 5.x machines in production environments without issue. See the following link for the rest of the story... http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/current-stable.html Josh Paetzel _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"