Subject: Re: NetBSD 2 status
To: The Grey Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 09/10/2004 15:37:22
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On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 11:28:32AM -0700, The Grey Wolf wrote:
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> Thus spake Jean-Luc Wasmer ("JW> ") sometime Yesterday...
> JW> Hi,
> JW> What is the status of the NetBSD 2 formal release?
> JW> Any chance it might be seriously outdated by current before it's ready
> JW> to ship?
> If 2.0 is *that* outdated by -current, I would hope that 2.0 might be
> one of those dead-on-the-shelf releases, and that we release 2.1
> instead. To have a release that far outpaced effectively makes the
> release useless.
Then we'd never release anything.
Even though -current has kept on going, there are still a large number of=
features in 2.0 compared to 1.6. Like threads. So I see there is still a=20
lot of value in the 2.0 release.
A lot of changes to -current have been getting back-ported to the 2.0=20
branch, so in many ways it's not that far back. Most of the change that=20
haven't been pulled back are ones that are considered too destablizing to=
The main problem has been with the IPF changes. A number of niggles have=20
shown up that haven't resolved quickly.
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