HEADS UP: FreeBSD 7.0 EoL coming soon



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Hello Everyone,

On April 30th, FreeBSD 7.0 will reach its End of Life and will no longer be
supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Users of FreeBSD 7.0 are strongly
encouraged to upgrade to FreeBSD 7.1 before that date.

Note that the End of Life date for FreeBSD 7.0 was originally announced as
being February 28, but was delayed by two months in accordance with Security
Team policy in order to allow a 3 month window between the release of FreeBSD
7.1 and the End of Life of FreeBSD 7.0 to allow time for systems to be
upgraded.

The current supported branches and expected EoL dates are:

~ +---------------------------------------------------------------------+
~ | Branch | Release | Type | Release date | Estimated EoL |
~ |-----------+------------+--------+-----------------+-----------------|
~ |RELENG_6 |n/a |n/a |n/a |November 30, 2010|
~ |-----------+------------+--------+-----------------+-----------------|
~ |RELENG_6_3 |6.3-RELEASE |Extended|January 18, 2008 |January 31, 2010 |
~ |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
~ |RELENG_6_4 |6.4-RELEASE |Extended|November 18, 2008|November 30, 2010|
~ |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
~ |RELENG_7 |n/a |n/a |n/a |last release + 2y|
~ |-----------+------------+--------+-----------------+-----------------|
~ |RELENG_7_0 |7.0-RELEASE |Normal |February 27, 2008|April 30, 2009 |
~ |-----------+------------+--------+-----------------+-----------------|
~ |RELENG_7_1 |7.1-RELEASE |Extended|January 4, 2009 |January 31, 2011 |
~ +---------------------------------------------------------------------+

When FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE is released, it will receive "Normal" support, i.e.,
it will be supported for at least 12 months.

- --
Colin Percival
Security Officer, FreeBSD | freebsd.org | The power to serve
Founder / author, Tarsnap | tarsnap.com | Online backups for the truly paranoid
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