While TM4525's points are valid even FreeBSD 5.2.1 is pretty stable (insert sual disclaimer about using non -stable version here) and I use it over 4 in many circumstances.
FreeBSD 5 will rapidly become the standard and if you are targeting your application for introduction in late 2005 at a minimum I would plan on shipping it with FreeBSD 5 so considering the changes in FreeBSD 5 in your design/programming stage would be very valuable. I have been testing FreeBSD 5 since 5 was first released and more than likely will be rolling most my boxes to 5.3 a few weeks after it is released. Of course you should evaluate both 4 and 5 to see if they meet your needs in a test environment. IMHO FreeBSD 5.3 is far beyond the hopes of others and is poised to be quite good especially by your release time. , Jason > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:owner-freebsd- > [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 8:21 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: FreeBSD Release Question > > In a message dated 10/9/04 6:25:49 PM Eastern Daylight Time, > [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: > >> 1. By Sep 2005, do you think 5.x performance will be optimized and be > >> comparable to today's 4.x stable versions ? > > >5.3 is supposed to be stable, and it's expected to be on part with 4.x > performance, and it's supposed to release before the end of the month. > > >>From what I've seen and heard, it looks like all that is going to > happen. > > >> 2. By Sep 2005, do you think 5.x will be as stable as today's 4.x > >> released versions ? > > >Yes. > I hope you're not betting your business on these questions, because > the reality is that 1) they're not very good questions and 2) the people > who are answering them can't really know the answers. "stable" requires > time, and since 5.2.1 and 5.3 are substantially different, I can't see how > one can predict the level of stability a year from now. > > You also didnt mention what your "project" is, so how can you expect > anyone to comment on performance or stability? If you're developing a > CD duplicator the answer is likely much different than if you are > developing > a networking product. > > If you can, do it on 4.x and move it to 5.x when you determine that it > meets > your needs. Don't bet the farm on the hopes and expectations of others. > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions- > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"