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Re: NetBSD 9.99.1 Quick Question

Paul Goyette <> writes:

> On Wed, 31 Jul 2019, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>> How do users of 8.99.51 and earlier 8.99.x decide whether to go with
>> 9.99.1 or 9.0_BETA?
>> I am on
>> NetBSD amelia2 8.99.51 NetBSD 8.99.51 (NetBSD-HEAD amd64.nb899-20190723) #1: Tue Jul 23 13:35:29 GMT 2019  root@amelia2:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/SANDY7 amd64
>> as I type this; also built i386 from the same source tree.
> If you were previously on 8.99.x then you were tracking -current and
> not any particular release.  IMHO you should now track the 9.99.x
> series, as that is the new -current!

I would say that the most helpful thing to do to help the NetBSD
community is to switch to netbsd-9, and test it, and report issues.
Then when it's released, you can go back to current if you feel like it.

> If you intend to deploy a stable 9.0 release (rather than tracking
> -current) I would recommend installing 9.0-BETA to help us make the
> release as "solid" as possible.

Sure, but even people who don't need to deploy stable can help.

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