[Ukfreebsd] Legacy systems

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 16:06:46 BST 2010

On 01/04/2010 16:38, Robert N. M. Watson wrote:
> Appliance vendors (the Junipers, NetApps, Isilons, Sandvines, etc) of
> the world often have 4+ year OS product cycles, which means many of
> them are still based on 6.x and now considering or in the process of
> doing upgrades to 7.x/8.x, but will continue to ship 6.x product for
> the forseeable future. They will continue to find bugs, do minor
> enhancements, etc, for several years to come even though the FreeBSD
>  Project is reaching EOL for 6.x.

Ah, ok

> It's an interesting world, but it's good to see many of these vendors
> start to integrate more closely with the community, and starting to
> look at tracking more closely as well. 64-bit support has been a
> major pressure to get servers off of 4.x, and multicore is pushing
> people from 6.x to 7.x/8.x pretty firmly.

The checkpoint fork blunder was very funny :)


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