Subject: re: NetBSD 1.4.1
To: None <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/10/1999 09:27:11
I'm sitting here on a 1.3.3 system right now, hoping to upgrade to
1.4.x sometime soon. With hopes of getting atleast another of my
machines here setup to track -current. My problem is that I've
been repeatedly told that 1.4 has some stability issues, and that I
can't simply toss in the i386 boot floppy and use `sysinst' to upgrade.
I've already been told that 1.4.1 would be dealing with a lot of
that's pretty much true as far as i know. of course, i've generally
avoided the install programs and done this by hand :-)
So, I guess my question is, when will we see a full 1.4.1 release?
that's a good question. perhaps release engineering would like to
say ? what i do know is that the last late-minute fixes have been
made (requiring kernel rebuilds which some ports have already done),
the CHANGES-1.4.1 file has been completed, most ports are built if
waiting for new kernels. there are no source sets created yet.
It's really a little startling that we're seeing major releases, and
then many of us are watching and waiting for minor releases to fix
what appear to be somewhat major issues. I have to admit that once
1.4.1 releases I'll be waiting a day or two to see if the installer
blows away peoples machines as they attempt to upgrade. :-(
many of my servers run 1.3* at the moment.