Re: Dropping kfreebsd-8?
On 16/06/13 19:57, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> Wheezy has both kfreebsd-8 and kfreebsd-9. Shouldn't kfreebsd-8 be dropped now?
I've been wondering about this too.
Upstream released 8.4 this month. It has some new features not present
in 9.1, but it is already being called a 'legacy release'. Its official
EOL should be in about 2 years. That doesn't seem a good candidate for
Jessie. I'm not sure if someone might have use for an 8.4 package in
I'm glad we released Wheezy with two kernels because it has helped a few
times to narrow down regressions between kernel series or in
GNU/kFreeBSD userland. I also found some flaky hardware which seems
only able to boot kfreebsd-8.
I suppose we might see a kfreebsd-10 release candidate in a few months.
Some are eager to try snapshots already which are occasionally uploaded
to experimental. We could have choices of a kfreebsd-9 and kfreebsd-10
for Jessie release.