I've read that the release announcement of 11.2 will be in the date 27/6 of this year.
My question is: it worth to download an install 11.1 and then make an upgrade from there, or should I wait (something that I could do) and download the 11.2?
It's quite easy to update the system with the same major version with freebsd-update but the answer depends on and what you need too.. Unfortunately 11.1 doesnt support drm-next (for user it means that almost all graphics chips from amd and intel will not work) so maybe the best way for you is to install 11.2-Beta and update it after release
When I already have a desktop set up running FreeBSD do full build of the new version release rather than upgrade and always have. When FreeBSD 11.2-RELEASE becomes available I'll rebuild everything from the ground up using ports for 3rd party programs.
Do a count of the number of threads there are in this sub-forum with the topic of problems occuring during upgrade as opposed to a clean build. I haven't checked myself, but it seems over the years most concern the prior.
With a complete rebuild of the system I've got a fresh install, none of the crud I may have picked up since the last version came out as far as dependencies and such, and know that I'm going to get a rock solid desktop out of it every time without fail. Yes, you can probably achieve much the same goal with an upgrade, this is just the way I've always done it and get some enjoyment out of it. I could use pkg instead of ports as far as that goes and save time.
Rebuilding periodically keeps my skills fresh, not to mention I'm now a speed-reader from watching ports compile.
No, my commentary is not advise you should be following as a new user. I have experience in the area and can recover from any problems I might encounter, use ports when pkg is recommended and have my own quirky way of doing things.
SirDice is right and it's his advise you should take heed to in this matter. Read the FreeBSD Handbook about upgrading and do things by the book to minimize any problems you may have.
Π 5C15, I am far from the most knowledgeable person in this or any other forum of the intricacies of FreeBSD, and since you seem to imply by winking wizened wizardly wisdom of the workings of pkg and ports, politely, please privilege me with proficiency, not provision unproven puffery.
When I was impolitely?
Read...for a beginner like me, it's more hard to obtain programs if you haven't the ports.
It's the old phrase: "better have it and don't use it, than need it and don't have it".
Isn't bad to install from the ports, it's the contrary. The problem starts if you haven't those, when you're "nouveau". Of course, if you have experience, you can fight more.
But there's no problem: always you can download and install the ports. Now, you must maintain them. Until here, I can deal with it.