Subject: RE: NetBSD 1.4.1
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
From: John A. Maier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/10/1999 16:32:00
I don't know, I feel 1.4 is fairly stable for me. The only problem I've
encountered was some strange interaction between wscons and X that
rebooted me when ever I did something...I don't remember what now, but I
think X was more of the culprit.
I'm not going to say that 1.4 doesn't have problems, I've just not
encountered any other than the one I mentioned.
I still have a 1.3.2 machine cranking away as a mail server, and I'm not
in any hurry to upgrade it, it works great.
I feel the NetBSD guys put out a top notch product...er, a, research
> -----Original Message-----
> From: matthew green [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 9:27 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; John A. Maier
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: re: NetBSD 1.4.1
> 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
> these issues.
> 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.