paul at iconoplex.co.uk
Fri Mar 1 16:24:55 GMT 2002
On Mar 1, Kevin O'Connor <kevin at rainford.org.uk> wrote:
> what is the expected release date of version 5 in a stable form? I have run the Portal
> and Apps server on FreeBSD 4.4 and that seems ok but the backend database is the
> issue. This is a long term project with the portal going live in the next 3 months and the
> database comming online Q4 2002.
5.0-RELEASE is currently slated for this November, but don't bet your
business plan on it. I think it's likely to get pushed back specifically
because of the SMP stuff. It's already been pushed back a year, and the
economic problems of the world are biting into people's budgets for getting
around to working on FBSD.
In all honesty, right now, as it stands, if I absolutely 100% needed Oracle,
then the reasons for needing it would also stand for needing Solaris. Either
take a long look at what you need, or just hold out and wait for Oracle to
release 9i as a native FBSD build that runs on a decent kernel (say,
-CURRENT around October time).
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