Re: [fbsd] HEADS UP: FreeBSD 5.3, 5.4, 6.0 EoLs coming soon

On Wed, 11 Oct 2006, Garance A Drosihn wrote:

Your 4.x system is not doing to die when we EOL 4.x. We're only
saying that it is not going to see any additional work on it in
the official FreeBSD repository.

Actually, we're not even saying that. We're just saying that it will no longer be officially supported. I anticipate that we will continue to see a gradual smattering of 4.x commits fixing critical bugs and so on, we just won't be covering it in security advisories, etc. That said, I'v eworked hard over the last two or three months to phase out 4.x for my production servers, and was quite pleased with how easily the 6.x transition went on the last few remaining ones. One of the big motivating features for me to move forward was actually audit support, but then, I suppose it would be :-).

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge
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