Subject: Re: when will there be 2.0?
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Emre Yildirim <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/25/2003 02:12:13
I think it would be great if NetBSD had shorter release cycles like FreeBSD or
OpenBSD, but keep in mind that this is still a volunteer project, and NetBSD has so
many more architectures to worry about.

It's worth the wait.  There is no need to rush things if your current installation
is doing the job it's supposed to do (in my case anyway).

Take care!

Once upon a time Richard Rauch proclaimed:
> Re.
> When will 2.0 be out, you ask?
> When it's out.
> I know that that doesn't help much.  (^&
> My understanding is that NetBSD releases are made when the software is
> ready, not to some rigid external schedule.  This is bad for marketing,
> but then...NetBSD isn't a commercial product.  And it's good for making
> each release *right*.
> Who cares that you can predict a product's release months in advance,
> if it has problems that force you to wait an unknown period for a
> patch release?
> If you just want to play with the latest and greatest *features*, then
> you can try running -current.  If you want all of the stability that
> a NetBSD *release* has, then there's no telling (so far as I know)
> when that will happen.  It'll be released when the software is in
> shape to be released.
> --
>   "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."