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I could see a use for a current-14, a current-15...The important questions would be:
Looks like some people prefer markup, pictures, etc to plain-text communication. I don't get it (and would leave any mailing list allowing this instantly), but indeed, the forums can offer that. Then, running -CURRENT can sometimes be necessary for desktops with hardware still unsupported in any stable/release branch.
- Why not?
Well, this is still mostly a "support forum", and support for -CURRENT mostly doesn't make sense (see exception above). Discussions around -CURRENT often take a direction to "bug hunting", and having this partially on the forums would do harm, because it really should be in a central place (the mailing list) to help the developers. Of course you can't do anything about Reddit
Except when talking about a major release. Sure, that's branched off stable as well, but at a time this stable is just a few days old.If the goal is to debug the next release only -STABLE needs to be discussed
demand the latest technology to go with it, such as Docker, systemd, launchd and an Apple-esque desktop environment.
Heh, these technologists have somehow connected some dots that suggest that macOS's dreaded interface is the absolute cutting edge of human creation. And then what follows is some drivel containing the word "modern" over and over again.And then, I have doubts such weird ideas are somehow related to whether you want to run a development version of something
This is true of course and I am not entirely against it. I just hope the guys this change pulls in (from Reddit) are responsible in their bleeding edge pursuits!Better here than on Reddit.
You're right about the chatter regarding -CURRENT. There have been several things that were tested in -CURRENT that never ended up in a -RELEASE or -STABLE.Forgot about -STABLE, whoops.
Close before a new release, sure. But not the general rule, it's rather pointless to discuss 14.0 now for example as development has just started on it.Except when talking about a major release. Sure, that's branched off stable as well, but at a time this stable is just a few days old.
That is a non sequitur. More users does not necessarily imply more developers. On the contrary, more clueless users that complain about things workings distracts developers from doing useful things.A solution found in a current subforum might compel users to switch from
linux to bsd, providing us more developers.
I wouldn't say that this culture exists in all parts of open source. There are a lot of people using open source who sensibly use well-seasoned production versions.There is indeed a culture within open-source* to always be running the absolute latest and greatest.
freebsd-updateis convenient. STABLE needs to remain in the forum. It's also good for the right combination of stability and newer features.
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is a good idea,but think..Looks like folks would like to have a place to discuss experiences with the -current branch. Better here than on Reddit.